KIND-HEARTED youngsters have raised more than £1,000 for charity… all without opening their mouths.

East Linton’s Cub pack finished 2023 by taking part in a 45-minute sponsored silence.

The youngsters, aged between eight and 10, collected sponsorship from friends and family in the weeks leading up to the fundraiser.

On the night, they completed various tasks and games, from chair football to 15 quick tasks in 15 minutes, in complete silence.

A spokesperson for the group said: “They played a game of chair football (improvising hand claps and floor stamps to gain their team’s attention), a Chinese whispers-style drawing game, and 15 quick tasks in 15 minutes.

“Incredibly, all the Cubs completed the 45 minutes in complete silence!

“Once we had collected all the sponsorship forms, they had raised an unbelievable amount for charity, £1,220.80!

“This week, a representative from Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity (ECHC) visited our pack to say thank you, and tell the Cubs all about the incredible work they do in the hospital for patients.”