Poppy collection tops £2k
Delight at amount raised
Dalry Secondary School have smashed their Poppy Pledge target.
Pupils had aimed to raise £1,918 for Poppy Scotland but a series of events raised a superb £2,295.30 – a fantastic sum for a small school and community.
The school would like to thank everyone who gave their support over the past eight months. It has been a major commitment and would not have been achieved without the drive and enthusiasm of history teacher Mrs Warren, who motivated everyone in doing their bit.
Events included a tray bake sale, a 1918 fancy dress day, billet night, guess the sweeties in the jar, guess the bear name and a coffee morning that featured Lorna’s very lovely, famous cake raffle.
The events culminated in a night of drama and song with a performance of “Archie Dobson’s War” and a singalong led by the Lyric Community Singers.
The evening was a great success and was both educational and fun. Well done to all of the staff and pupils involved in the performances and to parents and friends who attended in such great numbers, especially as the weather was so inclement.
Special thanks to Alaena Warren, Sue St Joseph and the Lyric Community singers and also to Helen Fox and the Fox and Hound Theatre Company for their huge investment of time and energy.
Throughout the fundraising campaign, the school has been supported by various businesses who have generously donated raffle prizes or kindly agreed to take in donation tins.
The monies raised contributed greatly to the overall target; for instance, Wright’s shop in Dalry managed to fill four tins and raise £370.
Special thanks also to the Galloway Activity Centre for donating such a wonderful prize – a weekend at one of their eco bothies. This raised £354.
Poppy Scotland has sent its thanks personally to everyone and will send a certificate of achievement in the new year.
Next year, Dalry Secondary School will have their name erected with the rest of the Poppy Pledgers in the newly refurbished Lady Haig Poppy factory in Edinburgh.
Most importantly, the pupils have actively contributed to helping exservicemen around Scotland with shelter, PTSD and other issues. They have taken pride in this and worked together to achieve a common goal.
Some pupils have challenged themselves and achieved more than they thought possible and others have shown real leadership and commitment. A special thanks to the fourth year girls, Florrie Newbery, Caitlin Blackett and Laura Edington.
The school would also like to thank the following businesses for their support: Laggan Outdoor, Cream of Galloway, Station House Cookery School Kirkcudbright demonstration, Pure Beauty, Mulberry Kirkcudbright, Castle MacLellan Foods, Tesco Kirkcudbright and Castle Douglas, Home Hardware, Enigma, Thistledown, Hendersons, Griersons Butchers, Wilkos, Co-op, The Masonic Kirkcudbright, Mandy Curtis. The school would also like to thank businesses who have kindly taken donation tins: Mitchells in Kirkcudbright, Wright’s in Dalry, Clachan Inn, Dalry, CatStrand New Galloway, New Galloway shop, Balmaclellan shop, Carsphairn shop, Wilko’s in Castle Douglas, Crossmichael shop. Also to thank the Tides Inn, Kirkcudbright for their support.
Here’s the total Pupils show how much the school raised