A STUDENT raised almost £300 for a new water facility in a deprived school in Thailand.

Earlier this year Jonny-Lee from Windermere School participated in the ‘Tenner Challenge’.

This involved him making fresh cookies and selling them at school every day for a month.

His cookies were hugely popular and the total profit he made from this scheme was £287.50.

In the October half-term, Jonny-Lee was fortunate to travel to Hua Hin, in Thailand, to spend some time with Chairman of the Bright Dawn Team, Roger Perrin.

Bright Dawn’s objective is to improve the lives of low income Thai primary school children through the provision of healthcare and educational support.

Bright Dawn support 568 children attending primary schools within a 40km radius of Hua Hin.

Jonny-Lee was able to visit Huay Sai Ngam Primary School to donate his profits from the ‘Tenner Challenge’, directly to the head teacher, Khun Somjit Lertawas.

Huay Sai Ngam Primary School has 146 students, all from poor families. The donation was used to build a sink where the children can wash their hands before eating.