Nurs­ery tots give Hope at Christ­mas

The Oban Times - - News -

PUPILS and friends of Lochnell Nurs­ery School raised £242 for Oban’s Hope Kitchen at a Christ­mas tea and cake party in Ben­der­loch.

Nurs­ery teacher Joanna Clark said the char­ity, which pro­vides food, shel­ter and com­pan­ion­ship to vul­ner­a­ble peo­ple liv­ing in Oban and Lorn, gave a talk to the chil­dren to raise aware­ness about home­less­ness and peo­ple less for­tu­nate than them.

The chil­dren brought in lots of Christ­mas parcels to gift to Hope Kitchen. ‘We had five full boxes of food,’ she said.

Lochnell Pri­mary then hosted a fundrais­ing cof­fee morn­ing for the chil­dren’s friends, par­ents and grand­par­ents, who could buy dec­o­ra­tions made by the pupils, and com­pete in their com­pe­ti­tion to guess the name of the teddy bear. Ms Clark an­nounced the win­ner was Dun­can Hunt, who guessed the cor­rect name ‘Clyde’.

Hope Kitchen man­ager Lor­raine MacCormick said: ‘I have never been asked to talk to a nurs­ery school. The fact they are teach­ing chil­dren this young is so spe­cial. They were ask­ing all the right ques­tions. They are amaz­ing.’

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