Meiklemill’s festive boost for CHAS

David Crosley, of the Friends of CHAS, receives a cheque from the Meiklemill pupils.
David Crosley, of the Friends of CHAS, receives a cheque from the Meiklemill pupils.

Christmas may be but a distant memory, but a festive event in Ellon has provided a funding boost for a children’s charity.

Meiklemill School in Ellon held a door collection at their festive concert in December and raised £140.59 for the Children’s Hospice Association Scotland (CHAS).

We are extremely grateful to Meiklemill for their donation

David Crosley CHAS

Meiklemill chooses a charity to benefit from the Christmas event and CHAS was selected this time.

David Crosley, of the Friends of CHAS, was presented with the cheque recently and explained the work of the organisation to the pupils.

He said later: “We are extremely grateful to Meiklemill for their donation and it will go towards helping the families who need the services of CHAS.”

Lorna Keith, Meiklemill’s deputy head teacher, said: “The pupils listened to Mr Crosley’s explanation of what the charity does to help children who need dedicated family time during their time in the hospice, which is supported by donations such as ours, through CHAS.

“The children were delighted to receive a T-shirt from Mr Crosley and passed the information he shared with them to the other pupils in school.”

CHAS is the only charity in Scotland that provides vital hospice services for children and young people with life-shortening conditions.

The charity is currently supporting more than 300 families, as well as a significant number of families who receive bereavement support.

To contact CHAS, call 0131 444 1900 or email info@chas.org.uk