Christmas Charity at Charleston

£8,794.89 raised for charity by Charleston Academy in 2015.

We’ve had the pleasure of welcoming Mr David Donaldson from the Salvation Army in Inverness at each of our House Assemblies this week. David has spoke to pupils about the challenging work the Salvation Army faces, particularly at Christmas. Pupils got a small insight into the work that people like David do for others in our community. David explained how his faith provided him with the courage he needed to do the work he does.

After each assembly David was also able to take away several hampers of food that had been collected by each of our Registration Tutor Groups. A huge amount of food was collected this year and is now being delivered to those in our community that appreciate this small gift from us at this time of year. Thank you to everyone who has contributed.

Special mention must go to Sarah McKenna (5S2) and Ryan McKenna (2S1). Both filled a hamper each. Well done.

It is also important at this time of year to reflect on the huge amount of work that pupils, staff, parents and others in our school community have done to support us in the work we do with various charities. This year we’ve supported the British Heart Foundation, Comic Relief, Jeans for Genes, Maggies, Macmillan and Children in Need to name but a few.  This year we have raised the huge total of £8,794.89 for all of our supported charities. This total does not include the additional amount we raised for The British Legion Poppy Appeal or the monies being raised by pupils taking part in Project Trust. Well done everyone and thank you to Mrs Pam Carmichael in English who coordinated our Hamper Appeal.

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