A supper way to raise cash for trip
A Burns supper was held in Moffat on Friday to raise funds to help two brothers on a volunteering trip of a lifetime to Kenya.
Moffat Academy pupils Finlay Johnston S4 and David Johnston S3 are part of a group of 25 from the school who are bidding to raise enough money to go as volunteers with Camp International to the African country in July 2019.
The pupils have to raise almost £4,000 each for the trip which will see them spend a month helping at four different projects from building schools to creating toilets.
And they are trying to involve the everyone in their fundraising endeavours.
Finlay and David came up with the idea of a Burns supper and enlisted the help of their family, including their sister Grace, who is in S1, along with friends and school staff to make it a success.
Finlay gave the address to the haggis in style and was supported by Rory Morford, who piped in the national dish.
Jim Douglas recited the Selkirk Grace, while Andy Armstrong gave the toast to the lassies and Alison Chambers replied. Grace Johnston read a poem and singer Tegan McClelland entertained.
Academy depute head teacher Kristin Young said: “We are proud of them.”
Top table Back, Jim Douglas and Finlay Johnston. Front, Grace Johnston,Tegan McCelland, Alison Chambers and Andy Armstrong
Plans The pupils who are fundraising for the Kenya trip
Wi ready slicht Finlay cuts open the haggis