Gen­er­ous Calder­wood pupils

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Kind-hearted Calder­wood Pri­mary pupils were rais­ing cash for a good cause lately.

The school’s pri­mary two pupils held a daf­fodil tea for their par­ents, sell­ing plants that they’d grown, home­bak­ing and other items.

They raised £593 for Marie Curie Care, with the cash go­ing to­wards the lo­cal branch of the char­ity.

Calder­wood staff were de­lighted by the ges­ture. Head teacher Lisa Quinn said: “They’d been work­ing on it for about a month.

“It helped a lot with their en­ter­prise skills that they’ve been study­ing - we were im­mensely proud of them for rais­ing the amount of money that they did.

“Ev­ery­one had a role to do on the day, and in the build-up to it, de­bat­ing how much to charge and things like that.

“It was tied in with the Mini Pots of Care that Marie Curie do, which is why the plants were there.

“The pupils also gave a pre­sen­ta­tion on the work of Marie Curie.

“Ob­vi­ously you need to be care­ful that the chil­dren aren’t too wor­ried by what they’re talk­ing about, but they spoke about how Marie Curie helped peo­ple who are poorly.

“We also had some very gen­er­ous par­ents, who do­nated some lovely home­bak­ing too.”

Money raised from each mini pot goes to­wards sup­port­ing Marie Curie Nurses who work in com­mu­ni­ties across the UK.

Marie Curie nurses care for ter­mi­nally ill peo­ple in the com­fort of their own home and pro­vide vi­tal emo­tional sup­port for their fam­i­lies.

More in­for­ma­tion on their work can be found at

Fundrais­ers Calder­wood Pri­mary School pupils pre­sent­ing a cheque to Marie Curie

Cheque it out Frances Swin­burne, chair­per­son of the Marie Curie Fundrais­ing Group, re­ceives a cheque for £593.78 from Calder­wood Pri­mary pupils

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