A youth council have been working hard to raise money for a special needs school.

Members of Radlett Youth Council organised a ‘Sportsfest’ at Phillimore Recreation Ground in the village which helped raised £379 for Radlett Lodge School in Harper Lane.

A stall at a winter fair also helped raise important funds.

The money will help pay for bikes and other outdoor toys in the school’s residential unit.

Writing to the youth council, principle Jeremy Keeble said: “I wanted to write and formally say thank you to you and all your students for your very generous donation.

“It is always greatly appreciated when donations are received, so thank you once again for supporting us.”

Co chairman of Radlett Youth Council, Leah Valins, said: “The Youth Council seek to improve the local area in every way, and this led us to our decision to raise money for a local school which is improving the lives of young people.”

Radlett Lodge School offers specialist provision for autistic children and young people between the ages of four and 19. As well as day pupils, the school also offers residential accommodation for 12 pupils.