Kil­nin­ver

The Oban Times - - Districts -

SESAME Street’s cookie mon­ster, aka Kil­nin­ver Pri­mary School jan­i­tor Lee McKil­lop wear­ing her one­sie py­ja­mas, raised £ 537 on her trip to Oban’s Phoenix Cin­ema – five times her tar­get.

Lee dressed as the blue, goo­gly- eyed, vo­ra­cious bis­cuit- eat­ing pup­pet from the US chil­dren’s TV se­ries Sesame Street, fa­mous for the phrase ‘me want cook- ie’, to watch Star Wars Rogue

One in De­cem­ber. Lee was rais­ing money for the So­phie North Char­i­ta­ble Trust dur­ing the 20th an­niver­sary of the Dun­blane mas­sacre, when 16 chil­dren, in­clud­ing five-year-old So­phie North, and their teacher, were killed by Thomas Hamil­ton in a mass shoot­ing at the town’s pri­mary school.

To hon­our So­phie’s mem­ory, her fa­ther Mick North set up a char­ity in 2004 that makes three do­na­tions each year, on an­niver­saries of the tragedy in March and So­phie’s birth­day in Oc­to­ber, and in April in mem­ory of So­phie’s mum, who died of breast can­cer in 1993.

Lee, a friend of Dr North, said: ‘I work in a wee pri­mary school my­self, and it could have been any of us. I tried to think of some­thing So­phie would have liked.’

Lee McKil­lop, dressed in her cookie mon­ster one­sie, said her cin­ema trip was ‘hot’.

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