A VILLAGE pub has in total raised more than £12,000 for charitable causes, including for its local school.

The Silver Plough Charitable Trust, Pitton, has been busy for almost a decade raising money through quiz nights and other fundraisers, and in the past two months has awarded money to three causes.

In August £1,000 was awarded to Salisbury District Hospital's Stars Appeal, and in September £1,000 donations were made to Wiltshire Air Ambulance and Pitton Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School.

The most recent cheque was presented on September 9 to the school, which only has around 90 pupils.

Trustee Brian Cudby said: "The [Silver Plough Charitable] Trust supports local charities. We chose the Stars Appeal before because it is such a good cause and helps so many people.

"We then chose Wiltshire Air Ambulance (WAA) because we have had cases when it was used in the village, and they always need more money.

"Also we have quite a few nurses and doctors in the village who we wanted to support through helping WAA."

The money raised for the Pitton school will be used to purchase a suite of educational tablets to support pupils' learning.

"We know they need cash for tablets which sounded a great idea," Brian added.

"We are very pleased with the amount raised over the years. This money has been building up and we felt this was the time to pay out."

Headteacher of the school, Michael Holyoake, said he was “thrilled and grateful for the donation which is earmarked for [the] specific project".