STUDENTS at a Highbridge school have kicked off a week of fundraising to help a local charity.

Pupils at The King Alfred School Academy are raising funds through their RAG (Raising and Giving) week to raise funds for Highbridge based mental health charity In Charley’s Memory.

From September 30 to October 4 pupils will be hosting events around the school during breaks and lunchtimes including soak the teacher, a beard shave and a bushtucker trial.

On Monday night the students will be hosting a RAG week variety show to raise funds for the charity.

The school is aiming to smash last year’s record of £4,000 to help In Charley's memory, which provides mental health support to young people aged between 11 and 25.

The amazing charity was set up five years ago by Joanna Clement, mother of a former The King Alfred’s School Academy student, Charley Marks, who sadly took his own life in 2014.

Sixth form student Lily Keeley Watts said: “After the success of last years RAGweek, we are so excited to see what this year will bring. With a target of £5000, we are looking forward to a week of exciting activities - raising money for a great local cause In Charley’s Memory.

“We ask for your help in achieving this target by spreading the word and donating.

"The six schools which are part of The Priory Learning Trust In Highbridge, Weston and Bridgwater have made ICM its charity of the year.”