STUDENTS at a Bradford school have raised funds for a male domestic abuse charity.

Carlton Bolling College students raised a total of £372 for Men Reaching Out.

Shummel Uddin, from the charity, held a presentation to students at the school.

Men Reaching Out, based at the BEAP Community Partnership, Manningham, is the first South Asian male domestic abuse provision in the UK.

It offers a telephone helpline, one-to-one support and a peer support group service, which are run by a team of volunteers.

The students held an Eid card sale leading up to the Eid holiday, using cards that they made themselves after school and over school holidays. They also held a follow-up bake sale after their fasting was completed, using baked goods and savoury treats that they made themselves, including cakes, chaat and doughnuts.

Teacher Sarah Carpenter said students felt inspired after hearing about the charity.

She said: “They decided to raise the money for Men Reaching Out after being told about the charity and were very inspired by a unique charity that supported men through domestic abuse.

“They were all concerned about how they didn't feel enough people were aware of support that existed for men in their community.”