St Fergus pupils give donation to UNICEF

St Fergus School Pupil Council present their donation to Steve Roberts
St Fergus School Pupil Council present their donation to Steve Roberts

Pupils at St Fergus School have donated the money collected at their Christmas concert and Church Carol Service to UNICEF.

The school decided to donate the cash to UNICEF as they wanted to do their part to help fight against Ebola.

The school’s Pupil Council did their research to find out more about what they could do to help people with Ebola in West Africa.

They also found out more about the disease and what UNICEF are doing to help.

At an assembly held on Wednesday, January 21, the Pupil Council members spoke to the whole school about their research and shared some interesting facts that they had discovered.

The total amount raised through the festive collections and also from the sale of hamper raffle tickets came to an amazing £944.33.

The Pupil Council managed to work out that the money they raised would manage to buy 31 Ebola protection kits that help to keep families in West Africa protect themselves from the deadly virus.

Steve Roberts from The Montgomery Development Education Centre in Aberdeen headed along to the school to accept the donation on behalf of UNICEF as he is also a global learning advisor for the charity.

Speaking to the Buchanie, Steve said: “I would like to say well done to everyone for raising such a fantastic amount of money to help children across the world.”

Steve told pupils at the assembly that he would hold on to the donation and give it to UNICEF on Friday, February 6 as that is the charity’s annual Day for Change.

By doing this their donation will be doubled meaning they will give a total of £1,888.66 and that will be used to purchase 62 Ebola protection kits.

This year marks UNICEF’s 25th Day for Change and this time it is all about protecting children caught in emergencies such as the recent Philippines typhoon and the Syria conflict.