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Thurso school's pyjama day raises more than £500 for Macmillan


By Alan Hendry

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Some of the P5 children give a thumbs-up to wearing their pyjamas and onesies to school.
Some of the P5 children give a thumbs-up to wearing their pyjamas and onesies to school.

More than £500 was collected for a cancer charity when a Thurso primary school staged a fundraising pyjama day.

Pupils and staff at Miller Academy Primary School and Early Years Centre turned up in their night attire on Friday to have some fun while gathering coins for Macmillan Cancer Support.

As well as raising money, the youngsters learned about how the money would be put to good use.

Head teacher Jacqui Budge said: “We all wanted to hold a fundraiser for Macmillan that would still be in line with Scottish Government and Highland Council guidance – and wearing our jammies allowed us to do this.

"Some of our classes learned about where the coins we collected would go to and why, and then on the Friday our school and early learning centre was full of excited cosy children and smiles!

"We are all so very grateful to our kind families who, through their generosity, helped us to raise £511.10 for this wonderful charity.”

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