PUPILS who have been hard at work trying to raise money for their new hydrotherapy pool received a donation of £1,000.

North Wales Freemasons presented the money to Ysgol Tir Morfa in Rhyl.

The Community Special School in Rhyl are attempting to raise £100,000 in order to build the pool. Also planned is changing facilities and a fixed ceiling hoist within the main building at Ffordd Derwen.

The hydrotherapy pool will allow pupils with profound and multiple disabilities access to water and hydrotherapy.

David Thomas, chairman and Nicholas Woodward, secretary, visited Ysgol Tir Morfa on behalf of North Wales Freemasons to present a cheque for £1,000 in support of their appeal.

He said: "The school is an amazing asset to our local community, looking after children with complex needs. We are delighted to support this appeal and look forward to returning to see the new hydrotherapy pool in the future."

Rhona O’Neill, headteacher, said: "At the moment we take our children to a neighbouring county for access to a hydrotherapy pool, which takes half a day away from the learning environment.

"Having our own pool will have a positive impact on the wellbeing and health of our students."

Friends of the school have already completed a Sky Dive, the Three Peaks Challenge along with darts and football games.