Concert helps to make water drinkable

Trinity Acadamy children have help raise money for the Rotary Club of Halifax's Life Straws campaign.'Pictured are teacher Philippa Nash, David  Nash - president of Rotary Club of Halifax, with Lewis Robinson, 11 and Danny Brown, 13, tasting the water

Trinity Acadamy children have help raise money for the Rotary Club of Halifax's Life Straws campaign.'Pictured are teacher Philippa Nash, David Nash - president of Rotary Club of Halifax, with Lewis Robinson, 11 and Danny Brown, 13, tasting the water

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DISASTER zones and famine stricken countries got a helping hand from a school’s charity concert.

The T Factor held at the Trinity Academy, Holdsworth Road, Halifax, helped to raise more than £100 for special straws that remove impurities from dirty water making it drinkable.

About 12 acts performed in the grand final with Bailey Sampson, 15, being crowned the eventual winner.

Janet Dunn, community cohesion and extended services manager at the school, said: “One of our teachers has connections to the president of the Halifax Rotary Club who have been fundraising for these special straws.

“We raised £113.90 from the talent competition which means we can donate 19 straws which the Rotary Club will distribute where they are needed.”