THOUSANDS of pounds raised by parents in their fight to save Lyndale School from closure have been donated to Claire House.

Parents, children, staff and supporters had fought to save the school since Wirral’s ruling cabinet voted in favour of closure in September 2014.

They raised £10,000 to cover legal costs in their in their two-year battle to save the school.

But despite their efforts the school has been forced to close its doors, after more than 20 years of caring for the borough's most vulnerable children.

The Friends of Lyndale had spent months raising money for their legal fight, but with the fight now over the remaining £10,000 is being put to good use.

The children were bought Chester Zoo passes, as well as any equipment they need to take with them to their future schools.

Claire House has received a donation of £2,600.

Christine Brie – whose nine-year-old son Alex attended Lyndale, said: "Most of the children who come to Lyndale also go to Claire House.

"It's a charity that does a lot for the children, so we knew they would benefit.

"The money was raised by local people, so we wanted to give back to a local charity, that we know makes a difference." 

Claire House fundraiser Avril Parr said: "At Claire House we know how special Lyndale School is to our families, we would like to say a huge thank you to everybody at Lyndale for their continued support.

"Even though sadly the school has closed, the money they've donated will mean children who spent many happy times there, can continue to create wonderful memories here at Claire House."