School raises almost £13k for charity

The High School of Dundee has raised almost £13k for charity in session 2022/23.

School raises almost £13k for charity

The fantastic figure of £12,815.57 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.

Some of the fantastic causes supported by the School this year are: the Food Train, Togs Dundee, Children in Need, Social Bite, Comic Relief, Dundee Foodbank, the DEC Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal, Pakistan Flood Appeal, HorseBack UK, Cancer Research UK, MacMillan Coffee Morning, Maggie's Dundee, Movember, SAMH, the Scottish Poppy Appeal, Grey Lodge Settlement, Friends of the Caird Hall Organ, Marie Curie, WWF, Dundee Dragons and Perthshire Abandoned Dog Society.

In addition, HSD pupils spent a total of more than 10,000 hours volunteering at a range of places including: Togs for Tots, Dundee Allotments, Barnardos, the Learning Tree, Nilupul Foundation, Transform, Maggie’s, Tealing Primary School, Marie Curie, Dundee Bairns, the Dundee Carers Centre, Monifieth Athletic Football Club, Dundee Disabled Children’s Association, Dundee Foodbank, Hilltown Community Centre, Oxfam, Maxwell Community Centre, Yousef Youth Initiative, Roxburghe House, Newport and Wormit Tennis Club, St Mary’s Care Home, Forebank Care Home, Broughty Ferry Library, Sunday School, Bridgeview Care Home, the National Trust, Girl Guiding, Scouts and WWF.

The Nursery helped to raise almost £13k for charity

The school’s Charities and Community Outreach Co-ordinator, Karlene Douglas, said, “I’d like to say an enormous thank you to everyone who has contributed to the Charities and Community Outreach programme this year.

“In particular I’d like to say a special thank you to the School’s (Senior Years) Interact group, the Enterprise team and the (Junior Years) Rotakids, who have worked tirelessly taking a lead with the charitable work that goes on at the School.

“It’s always so rewarding 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.”