Holy Trinity pupils, Ella Rich, Josh Denman, Makenzie Burton, Kimberley Winnard, Jake Robinson, Alicia Bruce and Dione Baugh recently appeared in the Barnsley Chronicle after sending messages of hope to cheer members of the Ministry of Defence Medical Unit (MDMU) as they worked to help victims of the deadly ebola virus in Sierra Leone.

Holy Trinity pupils came up with the idea of sending them letters and gifts and now the children have been thanked by the medics they wanted to help.

Private Emma Caton said: “The parcels absolutely lifted the spirits of everyone who received a surprise parcel from the children. It was really heart-warming that they had put time and effort to put them together to make us smile. I would like to say a massive thank you.”