THOUGHTFUL schoolchildren have gone the extra mile for people with life-limiting illnesses.

Kind pupils from Craigmarloch handed over a cheque for just over £800 to Ardgowan Hospice after they completed a 5k sponsored walk at the Battery Park.

As a thank-you for their generosity, the hospice staff gave the children a tour complete with a pizza lunch provided courtesy of the kind staff at Domino's in Greenock.

Bella Donna Owejan, a teacher at Craigmarloch, said: "I'm so proud of the children.

"They completed the walk and they also put on a Christmas cafe which raised quite a bit of money as well."

Pupil Shay Weir, 14, said he enjoyed taking part in the walk.

He said: "It was great to get outside and do something for the hospice."

Fellow pupil Robbie McNab added: "The walk was amazing.

"We raised lots of money, so I'm proud."

Elaine McNeill from the hospice, said they are so grateful to the Craigmarloch kids for their extraordinary efforts.

She said: "We are delighted that Craigmarloch decided to support us by doing a sponsored walk.

"When we knew they were coming to the hospice, I contacted Chris Collins, who is the manager at the Domino's in Greenock, and he very kindly agreed to deliver a pizza lunch to them as a treat.

"They also enjoyed homemade crispy cakes from the hospice."

Staff nurse Trish Glancy met the children and congratulated them for their fudraisiing exploits.

She said: "I'm delighted that the kids have raised money for a worthwhile cause."