CHRISTMAS performances at Badshot Lea Village Infant School raised £320 for a local deaf awareness charity.

The school presented the cheque to Chloe’s and Sophie’s Special Ears Fund (CSSEF) as a “way to say thank you” after the charity donated £10,000 to the school last May.

The money was used to buy SoundCloud, which was installed on the ceiling of the specials needs unit and scgool hall to improve the acoustics for children with hearing impairments.

CSSEF made the donations after founder Karen Jackson visited the school.

Headteacher Gemma Ball told The Herald: “They are a fantastic local charity and we are pleased to support them.

“The children were delighted to hand the cheque over and we were very pleased to welcome Chloe and Sophie’s mum (Karen) back into the school.”

But that’s not the only fundraising the school will be doing for CSSEF, as Mrs Ball and special needs teaching assistant Hannah Larner will be braving a skydive on May 6.

CSSEF aims to raise deaf awareness within Surrey, Berkshire, Hampshire and areas of London.

It provides resources, equipment and enhance sound acoustics for deaf children who are in mainstream schools.

Karen, the chair, trustee and founder of CSSEF, said: “We feel really honoured that they’ve chosen to raise money for us, it’s not often a school goes out of their way to raise money for us but it means we can then give money to another school and help another deaf child.”

If any school with deaf children needs support, they can get in touch with Karen on 07931310430.