Schoolchildren across Bolton united to raise more than £23,000 for victims of the devastating Turkey and Syria earthquake. More than 50 primary schools took part in a day of fundraising in a bid to help those who have been left homeless and suffered unbelievable tragedy in the disaster, with the death toll now having reached 50,000. In what is thought to be the largest co-ordinated fundraiser by schools, staff and pupils said they could not sit back and do nothing while people were suffering, whilst at the same time being inspired by the efforts of local firefighters who flew over to help with the search and rescue. Stacey Postle, headteacher of Beaumont Primary School, said the idea started as a non-uniform day but ballooned from there, with pupils coming up with their own fundraising ideas to bring in as much money as possible for the appeal.