Posted: Thursday 6 July 2017

High School of Dundee raises more than £41k for charity

The High School of Dundee raised more than £41k for charity in session 2016/17

A year of phenomenal fundraising by the High School of Dundee has generated an amazing £41,413.67 for charity!

The figure - the most ever raised by the school in a single academic year - was the result of a variety of initiatives and events organised and staged by pupils and staff in session 2016/17.

Those ranged from the School's participation in the Oor Wullie Bucket Trail, money donated at school events such as musical concerts and the Early Years Nativity performances, and the proceeds from a staff Christmas card, to charity events run by the School's Interact and Rotakids groups, participation in Red Nose Day, and money raised through a whole host of enterprise events.

A mixture of more than 30 local and national charities have already, or will shortly have, received cheques from the School for various amounts, including Dundee Disabled Children's Association, Orkistudio, Literacy in a Box, The Yard Dundee, Combat Stress, Tourette Scotland, UNICEF, Cancer Research UK, Maggie's Centre Dundee and Children 1st.  

Claire Reid, Teacher and Charities and Community Outreach Coordinator at the School, said, "I'd like to thank all pupils, parents, staff and extended family members for their efforts.  It is wonderful to have the support of our School community to allow us to generate such a fantastic total.

"It is quite often the pupils who identify a cause that they would like to support and I'm thrilled that they have been able to help such a varied range of charities."  

The Rector of the High School of Dundee, Dr John Halliday, said, "Our place and role within the community, both in a local sense and in the wider sense of helping our pupils to become socially responsible young people, is very important to us and I'm delighted that the School community has been able to raise this amazing figure which will benefit so many good causes."

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