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Blessed Trinity students certainly kept their seats warm as they raised over £1,000 for Pendleside Hospice.

The 48 Duke of Edinburgh bronze students each sat on 5,000 seats - every seat - in the upper James Hargreaves stand at Burnley Football Club for charity.

They chose Pendleside as their charity as popular long-serving teacher Mick Ennis died there in December 2014 as well as having family and friends who have needed the hospice.

"We were delighted to raise £1,057 for Pendleside Hospice," said teacher Louise Place.

“We work closely with Burnley FC and so it was an idea, with the charity part of the award, to challenge the students while raising funds.

"The students found it harder than they thought but all did it and, after setting a target of £500 , wewere impressed to double it.

"We want to thank Burnley FC for their support and use of their facilities and Peter Baron from Accy Clarets who made a kind donation which boosted our total."

The students hope to finalise their Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Awards by Christmas.