KIND-HEARTED friends from Gourock Primary showed their sweet side as they raised cash for charity.

Primary four pupils Lily Docherty, Olivia Mitchell, Jessica MacGillivray, Chloe Findlay and Millie Howie approached depute head teacher Julie McKellar with their idea to hold a bake sale.

Pupils and teachers then lined up to purchase some of the cakes and sweets on offer, which were priced at 30p each.

Julie said: “The girls really impressed me, no staff were involved, they came up and asked me all on their own and took charge of the whole thing. We are very proud.”

Jessica had recently done the Bubble Rush in aid of Ardgowan Hospice and the friends decided to donate the proceeds from the bake sale to the hospice because they wanted to help other people.

The bake sale raised £150 which was handed over to hospice fundraising officer Joanna Hunter.

Joanna said: “We want to thanks everyone at Gourock Primary for raising a fantastic amount from their bake sale.

“This money could provide a programme of one to one sessions with our Child and Family Support Service to give a child or young person the coping skills needed to manage their grief after the loss of a family member.

“Every penny counts and we are grateful to the staff and pupils for choosing their local hospice to fundraise for.”