Pupils raise an amazing £1,690

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Fourth year pupils at Peterhead Academy, Stephanie Milligan (15) and Allanah Gray (16) have been doing all they can to support this years Cancer Research Relay for Life and have managed to raise £1,690 with money still coming in.

The girls had various raffles prizes to be won and went out of their way to sell them in as much venues as they could, including parents evenings, the Palace Hotel and the Happy Plant.

Stephanie said: “We wanted to help make a difference, so this was a way we could raise some money for Cancer Research, we’ll be starting it all again after our exams!”

Representing Cancer Research UK was Angie Shearer who plays a part in organising the town’s Relay for Life, which last year raised over £150,000.

She added: “It’s amazing really, for the girls being so young and be in amongst exams they really are dedicated to raising as much as they can.

“They approached me to ask about fundraising and this has been ongoing since October. It’s brilliant for the community to know that there are young people like Stephanie and Allanah willing to help. The money will certainly be going to a great cause.”

Both Stephanie and Allanah’s efforts haven’t been missed by their peers at the academy, and last month they both received a Strawberry bank award for their help in the community at the school prizegiving ceremony.