8 great causes up for selection
Eight charities operating in the Rutherglen and Cambuslang area stand to benefit from a £ 3,000 boost thanks to pupils at Cathkin High School.
Through their core religious, moral and philosophical studies (RMPS) classes, the fourth year students have been encouraged to pick out grassroots charities that help people deal with social issues.
The whole year started by picking out charities that met their criteria, with eight making it past the classroom stage.
A final presentation will now take place on June 10 to decide which of the eight charities will receive the money.
The eight were: Healthy n Happy, the local community health development trust; In Care Abuse Survivors, who aid adult survivors of abuse in residential homes; Loaves and Fishes, a food bank charity for needy local residents; Ronald McDonald House, a residential home for families to be close to their sick children in hospital; Enable, who help improve the lives of people with learning difficulties and their carers; Talk Now, who offer counselling services to adults who suffered sexual abuse as children; Contact the Elderly, a charity dedicated to combat loneliness and social isolation among the elderly; Paragon Music, who inspire children with physical and mental disabilities to play and create music.
Pupils carried out intense research into the charities before deciding on their final eight.
Mrs Payne, an RMPS teacher at Cathkin said: “The amount of preparation the fourth years have put into each and every presentation was very impressive and I think the winning charity is going to be a tough one to pick.”
The final presentation will take place in the ‘street’ area in the school.
The judging panel will be made up of head teacher Mrs McNair and a representative from the Rotary Club.
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