School raises £10k for charity

The High School of Dundee has raised £10k for charity in school year 2019/20. 

School raises £10k for charity

The fantastic figure was generated through a variety of fundraising events and initiatives organised by Nursery, Junior and Senior Years pupils and staff over the course of the session. 

Those ranged from charity bingo nights, cake sales and a staff charities Christmas card, to participation in the Rotary Swimarathon, various non-uniform days, fundraising for Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance, and many many more.     

And even as lockdown began, support for good causes continued as pupils, staff and parents donated essential items and money to Dundee Foodbank, and pupils and staff raised cash for NHS Charities Together via selfie haircuts! 

Other charities to benefit from the fundraising include Wheelpower, WWF, MacMillan, UNICEF, Books Abroad, HorseBack, Children in Need, the Maxwell Community Centre, Alzheimer Scotland, Young Carers, Eagles Wings Trust, and Home Start. 

Throughout the school year, a community outreach programme also saw 30 pupils in F5 and F6 spend a total of almost 1,700 hours volunteering at care homes, community centres, Dundee Foodbank, and nurseries. 

The School’s Charities and Community Outreach Co-ordinator, teacher Karlene Douglas, has recorded a message of thanks to everyone who has been involved in the fundraising and community work. 

She added, “I’d like to say a massive thank you to everyone – pupils, parents, staff, friends and others – who have contributed to the total raised.”