A FILTRATION company has raised £1,000 to buy pupils at a school technology so they can learn at home.

Carlson Filtration, in Barnoldswick, fundraised £600 and donated £400 themselves for Coates Lane Primary School to invest in technology for students learning at home.

Headteacher Sarah White said: "We are absolutely thrilled and astonished by the support from this local business.

"We were grateful for the £600 raised but then when they said they were making it up to £1000 we were over the moon.

"The money will buy new iPad's for school which are much needed by our families and will help children who have been struggling to access the online learning.

"We are so lucky to live and work in a town where the community cares about the school and wants to support us in our journey with our pupils.

"We’d like to say thank you again to Carlson's Filtration."

The main organised of the raffle were deputy converting supervisor Natalie Sharples and converting supervisor and team leader, Laura Hughes

Natalie came up with the idea of holding a raffle and reached out to the local community over Facebook for any donations.

In a joint statement they said: "Filtrox Carlson Ltd have been doing a few things for the community lately to try and raise morale.

"When it came to our attention that Coates Lane Primary School were struggling to get the technology for home learning we knew it was something we had to get involved in.

"We were astounded at the response from local businesses and individuals and we are so pleased that as a local company we were able to help out during these difficult times."