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Canisbay and Castletown schools’ fundraising success

By Gregor White

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Children at Canisbay were well turned out for the occasion.
Children at Canisbay were well turned out for the occasion.

Just before the summer holidays got under way children in Canisbay and Castletown were delighted to hear how much they had collectively raised through a charity fundraising drive this year.

Designing a sponsorship task around sustainability and being a good citizen, it involved trying to compete a checklist as a family around the themes of recycling, reusing, saving resource, looking after the environment and taking responsibility.

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Looking to help both Comic Relief and the Scottish Air Ambulance charity, children took part in the sponsorship activity at home in the run up to the fundraising day and then on the day itself both Canisbay and Castletown schools had activities for the children to take part in.

Fun games helped raise funds at Castletown.
Fun games helped raise funds at Castletown.

A call to dress up for the day took nature as its theme, tying in with work on sustainability, with everyone asked not to buy anything new but simply to use what they already had to hand.

Canisbay raised a total of £1263.50 with Castletown raising £2481. Both schools also sold red noses for Comic Relief, raising £105 and £192 respectively.

Head teacher of both schools, Rhona Moodie, said: “We were absolutely astounded by the amounts we raised in both schools and we really appreciate the support given for this event.”

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