Pupils raise £900 for Macmillan Cancer Support

Pupils from Strichen School show off their impressive fundraising cheque
Pupils from Strichen School show off their impressive fundraising cheque

Strichen School pupils recently organised a ‘World’s Biggest Coffee Afternoon’ to raise funds for the Macmillan Cancer Support charity.

Pupils from Primary 7, 5/6 and 4/5 all helped to organise and run the event on Thursday, October 3 as part of their classwork.

They made homebakes, organised fundraising activities for the afternoon and ran a number of different stalls at the event.

Strichen School Head teacher, Andrew Jenkins, said: “Everyone worked very hard to make this a great success.

“The pupils were supported by staff and parents in preparing for the event.

“We had a large turn out of parents, family and friends to the coffee afternoon and by the end of it they had managed to raise just over £900.

“This is an excellent achievement and everyone involved was very proud to have helped raise so much for the Macmillan Charity.”

This is the fifth event the school has organised for this charity and so far, a combined total of over £4000 has been raised as a result.

Mr Jenkins added: “The pupils learned a great deal about organising and running a large event as well as finding out about how the money raised would be used to support families through difficult times.”