A sup­per way to raise cash for trip

Dumfries & Galloway Standard - - DISTRICT NEWS - Sharon Lip­trott

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

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