School raises £15k for charity in 2021/22

The High School of Dundee has raised over £15k for charity in session 2021/22.

School raises £15k for charity in 2021/22

Over the course of the school year, pupils and staff from the Nursery, Junior, and Senior Years have taken part in a huge range of activities for the benefit of a whole host of worthy causes!

From bake sales, dress-up days and sponsored runs, to charity sports matches, fundraising dances and Christmas card sales, members of the HSD family have made it their mission to find ways to give back to the community.

Pupils and teachers have volunteered for a huge number of local organisations, with an amazing 4,940 hours alone being contributed by 182 pupils in F3-F6 who took part in the Saltire Awards volunteering programme.

In addition, countless bags of litter have been picked, multiple bags of clothes and other items for the homeless have been donated, a van-full of bedding was collected for Ukrainian refugees, and 25 pints of blood have been given!

Charities to benefit from this year’s fundraising efforts include Cancer Research UK, Tayside Mountain Rescue, Dundee Foodbank, Poppy Scotland, Team Trees, Art Angel, Movember, Cash for Kids, Newman Holiday Trust, Horseback UK, Comic Relief, Scottish Association for Mental Health, Sporting Minds UK, Children in Need, the DEC’s Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal and the Grey Lodge Settlement. 

Organisations for which pupils have volunteered include, Monifieth Rainbows, Oxfam, Inchgarth Community Centre, Ninewells Hospital, Dundee Community Fridge, Fintry Community Garden, Barnardo’s and the British Red Cross charity shop.

And with the School’s We Will Rock You festival currently raising further money for various good causes through stalls and activities at the event, the charity total of £15,249 is set to rise further still in the coming days. 

The school’s Charities and Community Outreach Co-ordinator, Amy Robinson, said, “I’d like to say a massive thank you to everyone who has contributed to the Charities and Community Outreach programme this year.

“It’s always very pleasing to see our pupils thinking of others and putting so much effort in for a range of very worthwhile causes. A massive thank you to everyone – pupils, staff, parents, friends and others – who has contributed to the total raised.” 

Well done everyone!