Phenomenal fundraising generates £35k for charity!

The High School of Dundee has raised an amazing £35,000 for charity in school year 2018/19!

The School has raised £35,000 for charity in school year 2018/19

The phenomenal figure was the result of a huge variety of fundraising events and initiatives organised by pupils and staff at the school since August last year.

Those ranged from the School’s participation in Maggie’s Penguin Parade; money donated at school events such as the Autumn Concert, the Early Years Nativity and the productions of Aladdin and Lord of the Flies; and the sale of jute poppies from the School’s striking WW1 Centenary Armistice display; to pupil and staff participation in events like the Dundee Cyclathon, the Santa Dash and the Race for Life, and various charity events run by the School’s Interact and Rotakids groups.

The HSD Wee Sleep Out, which saw the School receive an award for having raised the third largest amount in Scotland, also took place in the year, as did a collection for Dundee Foodbank which resulted in the single largest donation the charity had ever received.

As a consequence, a number of local and national charities have already, or will shortly have, received cheques from the School for various amounts, including MacMillan Cancer Care, Alzheimer Scotland, Feeling Strong, SSAFA the Armed Forces Charity, Poppy Scotland, Cancer Research UK, the ARCHIE Foundation, Dundee Disabled Children’s Association, Stonewall, Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance, RNLI Broughty Ferry, and many others.

The School’s Charities and Community Outreach Co-ordinator, teacher Karlene Douglas, said, “I’d like to say a huge thank you to all of the pupils and staff who have been involved in our charities work this year for their hard work in helping to raise such a fantastic sum of money.

“I’d also like to say a massive thank you to the parents, and all others who have contributed to the total raised.

“Often the pupils themselves identify the charities which they would like to support and it has been very rewarding to see them put in so much effort, and raise so much money, for so money good causes.”