Alistair visits Dundee schools
- 22 May 2015
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During the first week of Alistair’s (SCIAF director) cycling pilgrimage around Scotland, he visited three schools in Dundee to thank them for their WEE BOX fundraising.
After cycling from Thurso, Alistair’s first stop in Dundee was at St Fergus Primary (photo above). Mr Valentine, head teacher, was delighted to welcome Alistair and others on the cycling team to the whole school assembly.
Alistair reminded St Fergus primary and all the schools he visited that we all SCIAF and we are united in our hope to create a more just world.
Alistair and Gemma (outreach manager) were presented with a cheque of £1,521.43 for the WEE BOX Lenten appeal of all the fundraising the pupils has done over the Lenten period.
Then onto St Paul’s Academy where once again staff and pupils were very kind in their welcome and their fundraising for the projects that we support.
Head teacher, Mr Carroll said that he was very proud of the pupils and how they continually respond with generosity. They too, presented a cheque for the WEE BOX appeal of £1,164.10 and also for the emergency response to the Nepal earthquake.
The cycling team finished their day in Dundee at St Mary’s Primary where pupils and staff had gathered to hear how their fundraising had made a difference to the lives of those we help.
The pupils shared how they had raised £1,415.50 and this included coffee mornings and some great enterprising activities.
Alistair was truly humbled by their solidarity and thanked them not only for the amazing amount of money raised, but also for their prayers. He told the children that people he had met overseas were given real hope when they heard that schools and parishes were praying for them.