ASDAN pupils help make a difference

Making a difference: (From left) Michael delivers to the cheque to Peterhead's Cancer Research UK shop assistant manager Audrey Bartlet with Daniel and Gordon.
Making a difference: (From left) Michael delivers to the cheque to Peterhead's Cancer Research UK shop assistant manager Audrey Bartlet with Daniel and Gordon.

ASDAN pupils from Peterhead Academy have been raising money for the community as part of their Cope 3 studies.

A group of fifth year boys recently organised both a coffee morning and a staff carwash, which took place throughout September.

Passion for the sea: (From left) Andy accepts the cheque from Gordon along with Michael and Daniel.

Passion for the sea: (From left) Andy accepts the cheque from Gordon along with Michael and Daniel.

J-Jay Ironside, Daniel Connolly, Michael Davidson and Ryan Scott were the main organisers of the carwash, where they made sure cars that belonged to staff were squeaky clean in exchange for some cash to donate to Cancer Research UK.

Raising £82.50, Daniel told the Buchanie: “I know some people in my family who have been affected by cancer so it was a charity close to heart.”

Michael added: “Cancer Research UK is a very well-known charity so it’s good to support it locally.”

Another pupil, with a passion for sea, organised a coffee morning to raise money for the Peterhead’s RNLI.

Gordon MacLeod (16) is a dedicated sea cadet and wishes to be a part of the RNLI when he turns 17 - provided he can get permission from his parents. He said: “I’m really interested in the sea, and hope to join the lifeboats one day. I’ve got family friends who volunteer at the lifeboat and the work they do is great.”

He organised the coffee morning which took place in the school, raising £262.65 which was handed over to volunteer coxswain Andy Brown.

Andy, who works full time when he isn’t volunteering, knows Gordon from the sea cadets where he helps out as a unit assistant.

He said: “It’s great to see young people raising money for the RNLI, especially when they could be future crew members. Those interested in joining the RNLI can do so at the age of 17 with their parents permission or 18 without it.”