School children from Hertfordshire rubbed shoulders with sporting stars and played their part in a major charity fundraising day.

A group of 15 pupils from the Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School in Bushey lined up to form a guard of honour for the Super League rugby league clash between London Broncos and St Helens at The Hive.

The activity formed part of a special afternoon of charity activity with the proceeds going to Macmillan Cancer Support – the nominated charity of Selco Builders Warehouse, main sponsors of the Broncos.

The children, along with family and friends, then had the opportunity to watch the match – which St Helens won 58-16 – thanks to tickets donated by Selco Builders Warehouse.

“It was a fantastic experience for the children and they thoroughly enjoyed it,” said Sheila Murphy, a foundation governor at the school.

“For them to play a role in a big sporting fixture like that was a great thrill and our thanks go to Selco Builders Warehouse and London Broncos for making that happen.”

Selco marketing director Helen Cooper said: “We were delighted that the pupils of Sacred Heart could support our charity fixture held in conjunction with the London Broncos.

“It brought another exciting element to the day. And all the children seemed to enjoy the experience of being up close to some of the biggest names in rugby league.”

A total of £2,500 was raised on the day, from bucket collections and from a £1 donation made by the London Broncos from each ticket sold.

Selco have already raised £100,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support over the last two years, and have pledged to donate a further £50,000 in 2014.

Selco Builders Warehouse is a leading building supplies warehouse with 34 branches in England and Wales, 18 of which are in London.

Branches supply a massive range of building materials including doors, windows, insulation, roofing, heating, plumbing supplies, building materials, lighting, electrical products, kitchens, bathrooms and timber.

They also offer an in-branch café, trade counter services, direct-to-site delivery options and van size parking spaces, all designed to make it easier for tradespeople to get onto the job as soon as possible.