Kind­ness pre­vails in Kin­lochleven

The Oban Times - - DISTRICTS -

COM­MU­NITY mem­bers and stu­dents in Kin­lochleven have been praised for their kind­ness.

Neil MacPher­son, a pri­mary five pupil at Kin­lochleven Pri­mary School, ap­proached head teacher Heather Thom­son to ask if he could or­gan­ise a ‘bake sale for ba­bies’.

Neil wanted to raise money for the neona­tal unit of the Queen El­iz­a­beth Uni­ver­sity Hos­pi­tal in Glas­gow af­ter hear­ing about how Mrs Thom­son’s niece, Freya, was born 13 weeks pre­ma­turely and had been cared for so well by the staff at the hos­pi­tal. Neil co- or­di­nated the whole event and man­aged to raise £ 80.

The area’s Com­mu­nity Kids Group, which is made up of the school’s nursery chil­dren and staff, also took part in the ‘re­verse ad­vent cal­en­dar’ be­fore the New Year, where pupils were asked to bring in an item of food to be do­nated to the Lochaber foodbank.

Mrs Thom­son said she was very proud of how kind the school com­mu­nity is and thanked ev­ery­one for their par­tic­i­pa­tion.

Rep­re­sen­ta­tives from the foodbank were over­whelmed at the gen­eros­ity of pupils from Kin­lochleven, while, be­low, Neil MacPher­son re­ceived a kind­ness award for or­gan­is­ing a bake sale for ba­bies.

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