Pupils at three schools in Slough and Windsor have raised £1,700 towards the 'raise the roof' campaign to support a new hospice building in Maidenhead.

Staff and students from Upton Court Grammar School in Slough, Foxborough Primary School in Langley and Trevelyan Middle School in Windsor are all part of the Pioneer Educational Trust.

They had a non-uniform day, when pupils were allowed to come to school in their favourite casual clothes in return for a contribution.

The Trust’s Co-CEO Antonia Spinks said: “We are really delighted that we have been able to raise such a huge amount of money for Thames Hospice across our family of schools. We are committed to contributing to the community and supporting such a worthy cause”.

The 'raise the roof' campaign is contributing to the construction of the new £22 million hospice building by Bray Lake in Maidenhead that will become the home of Thames Hospice after it is completed next summer.

Once completed, provisions will include 28 private inpatient rooms, a dedicated Day Therapy Centre and a brand new education centre and library which will help to increase community support all on one site so that patients and families can access a wide range of services.