Kin­lochleven pupils do­nate £3,000 to char­ity

The Oban Times - - Districts -

KIN­LOCHLEVEN High School pupils have do­nated £ 3,000 to a Lochaber char­ity through the Youth Phi­lan­thropy Ini­tia­tive (YPI).

For the sec­ond year in a row, third year stu­dents have taken part in the pro­ject which en­cour­ages young peo­ple to un­der­stand the im­por­tant work of char­i­ties in the com­mu­nity. The pupils were split into eight groups and each se­lected a char­ity to re­search and visit. The char­i­ties picked by the pupils were Macmil­lan Cancer Sup­port, Room 13, Glen­coe Moun­tain Res­cue, Men’s Shed, Lochaber Friend­ship Group for the Vis­ually Im­paired, Lochaber Women’s Aid, the Sal­va­tion Army and Lochaber Hope.

Pre­sen­ta­tions were given to fel­low stu­dents, teach­ers and a judg­ing panel and the win­ning group re­ceived £ 3,000 from YPI to give to their cho­sen char­ity. This year’s win­ners were Aaron Aitken, Sinead Mac­Don­ald and Jodie Daynes whose cho­sen char­ity was Lochaber Friend­ship Group for the Vis­ually Im­paired, a char­ity which pro­vides vis­ually im­paired peo­ple with a chance to chat, so­cialise and build re­la­tion­ships.

The group plans to use the money to pay for trans­port and trips and to train more vol­un­teers to read to peo­ple who are vis­ually im­paired.

Head teacher Re­becca Machin said: ‘All the pupils who took part are win­ners.

‘Our ob­jec­tives in tak­ing part in this pro­ject are to sup­port our lo­cal com­mu­nity, to un­der­stand our com­mu­nity bet­ter and to en­cour­age young­sters to be­come ac­tive cit­i­zens in their com­mu­nity. Ev­ery­one achieved that.’

Jodie Daynes, Sinead Mac­Don­ald and Aaron Aitken of Kin­lochleven High School.

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