A group of former pupils are returning to their primary school to hold a fundraiser for hospital staff.

Four former pupils of Roose School in Barrow are holding a fundraiser for the Oncology team at Furness General Hospital.

The ex-pupils, who are now Year Seven students at Furness Academy and St. Bernard's Catholic High School, are holding a Cake and Craft Sale on Friday May 17.

They will set up shop on Roose School's playground at 3:15pm with the hope of collecting enough funds to purchase new garden furniture for the hospital.

The money is specifically intended for the ‘amazing’ Oncology team, who care for and support people through their cancer diagnoses and treatment.

They decided to ‘give back’ to the hardworking staff after one of their parents was recently diagnosed with cancer and treated by the team at FGH.

When Carol Jones, one of the mums of the students organising the fundraiser, visited Oncology after being diagnosed with ovarian cancer, she had a very positive experience and wanted to give something back to the hardworking staff.

Carol decided to raise some money to buy new outdoor furniture for the staff so they have somewhere nice to sit during their breaks. She has since been busy making knitted bees which she will be selling at Roose on Friday.

The students said they believe the hospital staff should have a comfortable spot to relax during their breaks in between supporting individuals during the most challenging periods of their lives.

They are hoping to raise as much as they possibly can so they can afford to buy some nice garden furniture and maybe even a water feature to develop the area where the doctors and nurses take their breaks during summer.

They are hoping the bake sale will bring together the local community and ask everyone to please come along and show their support.