A fundraising auction in aid of Ashperton Primary School on Thursday, July 5, raised £2,107.

The star lot was the first gold album earned by rock act The Pretenders, which went for £590.

Alison Hope, the former chairman of the friends' group, said: "Everyone was very pleased and the school is over the moon.

"There were 110 lots and it all amounted to a lot of money in the end."

The Pretenders gold album was given for auction by the group's drummer, Martin Chambers, cousin of Ashperton classroom assistant Annie Jones.

It was originally given to the band in recognition of more than 500,000 sales in the USA in 1980.

Other lots up for grabs on the night included an aircraft flight over the local area, which went for £42 and a Match of the Day script signed by Gary Lineker, which went for £26.

The school is aiming to improve its outdoor facilities with the money raised.