Domestic violence charity Southall Black Sisters has received a massive cash boost just before Christmas after kind-hearted youngsters took part in a Secret Millionaire-style contest.
Pupils at Cranford Community College presented a £3,000 donation to members of Southall Black Sisters lafter being given the money as part of the Youth & Philanthropy Initiative, set up to encourage people to contribute to their community.
Children split into six teams of four and were challenged to find the most deserving local charity.
They made the case for their chosen trusts in a series of presentations at the school on Wednesday, before a panel of judges decided which organisation was the most deserving.
The winning quartet consisted of Manisha Das, Ikram Abukar, Jamal Asskoumi and Rajmeet Savna.
Emily Miller, programme associate for the Institute for Philanthropy, said judges had been impressed by the level of research the pupils had put into their chosen charity.
"They won because they were clearly very passionate about their charity and had been inspired by visiting and speaking to members," she added.
The project mirrors Channel 4 programme The Secret Millionaire, in which entrepreneurs spend time with local charities before deciding which are most deserving of their cash.
One other team at the school also plumped for Southall Black Sisters.
The losing charities were HAAYA, which supports young people from African and Asian communities; the Victoria Climbie Foundation, which campaigns for child protection; Hayes & Harlington Old People's Welfare Committee and Hounslow Toy Library, which provides toys for disabled children.