Posted: Thursday 9 February 2017

School raises over £1000 for Tourette Scotland

The High School of Dundee raised more than £1000 for Tourette Scotland

The High School of Dundee has presented a cheque for £1014 to Tourette Scotland.

Ruth Smith and Mark Lincoln from the charity came into the school to receive the funds from School Secretary Pat Duncan, classroom assistant Laura Duncan, who is Pat's daughter, and Laura's daughter Chloe Burns, who is a P5 pupil at Ardler Primary School and suffers from this condition.

The money was raised via donations at the School's Early Years Nativity performances, with Chloe, Laura and Pat generating a further £515 for the organisation through a stall which they ran at the School's Christmas Fair and online through a Just Giving Page.

Mark, who is trustee and trainer for Tourette Scotland, said, "We'd like to say a big thank you to the School, to Chloe and to everyone who has been involved in raising this magnificent total. 

"All the money raised will go towards supporting people, mainly children, with Tourette Syndrome and, more particularly, will help to fund the setting up of a local support group in Tayside."

Tourette Scotland is the only Scottish charity that supports people with the neurological condition Tourette Syndrome.  Approximately 1 in 100 people in Scotland have Tourette Syndrome, yet the public perception is that it is a rare condition, with sufferers shouting out and swearing - these symptoms occur only in a very small percentage of people with the condition.

More details about Tourette Syndrome and Tourette Scotland can be found online at www.tourettescotland.org or on Tourette Scotland's Facebook page.

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