School raises £10k for charity in 2020/21

The High School of Dundee has raised £10,087 for charity in session 2020/21.

School raises £10k for charity in 2020/21

Over the course of the school year, pupils and staff from the Nursery, Junior, and Senior Years have (among many other things) litter picked, kilt walked, and even grown moustaches all in the name of a whole host of worthy causes!

Despite the challenges posed by Covid, members of the HSD family have continued to find ways to give back to the community, from hosting non-uniform days or playing 72 holes of golf in one day, to selling candy canes and making homemade facemasks. Pupils and teachers have volunteered an amazing 2723 hours in the community, picked 210 bags of litter, donated 125 bags of winter clothes, and given 50 pints of blood!

Charities to benefit from this year’s fundraising efforts include Maggie’s, Parkinson’s UK, Carolina House Trust, Children in Need, Feeling Strong, Movember, MacMillan, Blood Cancer UK, Teapot Trust, Dundee Bairns, British Heart Foundation, Comic Relief, Children First and Tayside Covid Relief Fund.

The school’s Charities and Community Outreach Coordinator, Karlene Douglas said, “I’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has contributed to the Charities and Community Outreach programme this year.

“With everything that’s been going on this year it has been so heartening to see our pupils continuing to think of others. A massive thank you to everyone – pupils, staff, parents, friends and others – who has contributed to the total raised.”  

Well done everyone!