The youngsters took part in North Yorkshire Police’s Lifestyle Challenge, designed to get young people involved in community projects over the summer holidays.

Marcus Barker, 13 and Jessica and Katie Milner, 11 and 9, took part in the challenge to raise £300 for the Poppleton Community Railway Nursery, The nursery is operated by a charitable group as a non-profit organisation and the nursery has a partnership with health agencies, which have found that horticultural skills training to be therapeutic for adults recovering from mental health crises. The students held a garden sale selling homemade jams and cakes and selling plants given by Poppleton based nurseries D-Tails and Dobbies.

Marcus said, “It took a bit of organising and we did it all ourselves, ringing companies asking for donations, making the posters, dad just did the driving.”