EX-SERVICEMAN Jeff Crofts has donated £100 to Hebden Green School at Winsford as a thank you for being invited to a Remembrance assembly.

Jeff was accompanied by fellow ex-servicemen Alan Ravenscroft and Harry Johnson at the special assembly at the school on November 11.

“As well as joining us for the assembly itself they stayed to show us some special artefacts, a selection of medals including a British Empire Medal and a Bronze ‘Death penny’, which were sent to the next of kin of every Commonwealth man or woman who lost their lives as a result of Great War service,” said Faye Bye, lead SMSCD teacher at the school.

“Jeff Crofts re-visited school the following day to hand-deliver a cheque for £100 which he has personally donated to our school after telling us he was ‘grateful to be invited to join this special event to mark Armistice Day’ and ‘really liked the school’ and what we do for the pupils.”

Peter Gaskell, chairman of governors, said: “It was a wonderful event made even better by having real ex-servicemen join us to share our assembly and talk to pupils about their personal experiences of war.”

Helena Mayles is the curate of St Chad’s Church, Winsford and a good friend of the school, and joined the school for the assembly and closed the event in prayer.

Photographs of the event will be on display in the Royal British Legion shop in Winsford town centre.