St Fergus School children have raised funds to provide a live concert at a local sheltered housing complex by holding a very special activity programme on their last day of term.
The proceeds will be matched by TOTAL E&P UK, and together the school and TOTAL will enable the charity Music in Hospitals to send professional musicians to entertain the residents.
Senior pupils will also have the opportunity to attend the concert itself so that they can see at first hand the impact of their fundraising efforts.
TOTAL E&P UK Ltd is Music in Hospitals’ longest standing corporate supporter and is part-funding a new scheme run by the charity called ‘Make Music Happen’ which encourages school pupils to engage with people in local care units and help to bring the benefits of live music into their homes.
School headteacher Ruth Mackenzie said: “This has been an excellent Enterprise Project for members of the Pupil Council which will have an impact on their local community. They have worked co-operatively to organise a programme of activities in which all pupils can participate.”
Sandra McIntosh, TOTAL E&P UK communication coordinator, said: “TOTAL E&P UK is delighted to be able to work with two of our community partners – St Fergus primary school and Music in Hospitals.
“We knew the pupils would rise to the challenge with this initiative as having seen previous award winning projects, we had every confidence they would do it again.
“Through their enterprise skills and fundraising talents, the residents at local Renourd Court will receive a concert from Music in Hospitals thanks to their sheer hard work and determination.
“Both primary school and residential home will benefit greatly from ‘Making Music Happen’ as the pupils will learn just how important it is to support charities like Music in Hospitals and equally for the residents to learn about the good work that the pupils are doing in their local community. It’s a win/win for everyone and TEP UK is happy to be part of it.”
Alison Frazer, chief executive of Music in Hospitals said: “We are thrilled to be collaborating with TOTAL E&P UK and St Fergus School for our Make Music Happen scheme and we thank everyone for their support. The children and staff entered into the spirit of the occasion with gusto and went to great lengths to achieve role reversal. Huge fun was had by all!”