Caring pupils at a Johnstone school have shown their support for a hospice’s colourful campaign.

Children from every year group at St Margaret’s Primary contributed to the design and creation of a special toadstool for St Vincent’s Hospice’s Woodland Walk.

The walk includes trees and a brick pathway at the Howwood-based hospice and now features uniquely decorated toadstools from schools across Renfrewshire.

Headteacher Gillian Miller told The Gazette: “The children are all aware of poverty and wanted to make sure the design reflected that.

“The boys and girls wanted to make it like a wee community of magical fairy toadstools.

“Every child in the school has a fingerprint or thumbprint on the toadstool. There is also a nice rainbow and even the school badge.”

The generous kids also took part in a sponsored rainbow run in nearby Shanks Park, raising £123 for the hospice.

Ms Miller added: “It is especially important for us to support the hospice. Everyone will know someone who has some connection to it.”

Laura McDade, St Vincent’s Hospice fundraiser, said: “We are one of the few places to offer a dedicated bereavement support service specifically tailored towards helping children and young people cope with the loss of a loved one.

“Support from local schools is vital in allowing us to continue to provide this unique service and the Woodland Walk.

“Toadstools are a fun way for local schools, or anyone in the community, to help support this work.

“We now have a number of beautifully-decorated toadstools along the Woodland Walk, with space for many more.

“St Margaret’s Primary have done a wonderful job of designing and decorating their toadstool and have raised an incredible £123 in the process.

“We cannot thank them enough for their generous support.”