Pupil-led 5k challenge raises fantastic total for NHS Tayside Covid Fund

A fundraising initiative organised by a High School of Dundee pupil has generated more than £1,300 for NHS Tayside’s Covid Fund.

Pupil-led 5k challenge raises fantastic total for NHS

Well done to Rose Ryan, F5, who set up a sponsored 5k challenge for pupils and staff to take part in, to raise money to support projects to provide much needed comfort to patients, staff and volunteers and to fund important medical research linked specifically to Covid-19.

Between the 1st and 15th of March, 95 pupils and staff from across the Nursery, Junior Years and Senior Years signed up for and completed the challenge by running, walking or cycling the distance. 

Rose, who launched the event with the help of the School’s Charities and Community Outreach Coordinator, Karlene Doulas, said, “Over £1360 has been raised by the HSD community for the NHS Tayside Covid Fund which is fantastic.

“I have participated in various virtual races during lockdown and I thought this virtual event would be a great way to get people out, have fun and be active in such challenging times.

“There haven’t been many opportunities over the last year to raise money for charity so I hoped that this event would be really effective in doing something small to help others. We were also able to secure sponsorship from a couple of companies. 

“Thank you to all who took part and donated, it makes such a huge difference!”