Generous Calderwood pupils
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 www.mariecurie.org.uk
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