A secondary school has raised thousands of pounds for a homeless charity through bake sales, quizzes and concerts.

Students and staff at Cardinal Newman Catholic School in Hove, along with its Sixth Form in The Upper Drive, totted up more than £3,000 for homeless charity Off The Fence.

The cash will go to the charity's Project Antifreeze scheme.

A spokesman for Off The Fence said: "Project Antifreeze provides food, hot drinks, sleeping bags and hygiene items to the homeless through our evening outreach teams and our day centre on Portland Road."

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The money was raised through a variety of activities and events from tombolas and quizzes to bake sales and concerts.

Cardinal Newman principal Claire Jarman said: "We were delighted to be able to hand over this fantastic amount. Off The Fence is such an important local charity which is so close to our hearts. 

I want to give a huge thanks to all of our wonderful students, staff and parents for giving so generously even when times are hard for so many.

"Newman continues to work with other charities throughout the year and will begin their fundraising for the Easter charity upon return after half term."

Off The Fence is a Christian charity that aims to "see an end to social and spiritual poverty in Brighton and Hove".