YOUNGSTERS at an Inverurie school have rallied round to raise funds for Help for Heroes (H4H) - the charity formed to provide better facilities for Britain’s injured servicemen and women.
P7 pupils at Kellands gathered £272 from a sale at the school’s Christmas Fair of which £100 has been donated to the forces’ organisation.
The children were praised for their efforts which involved a recycling project that came under scrutiny when they did a presentation in a Dragon’s Den judging session at the school.
The venture started as fundraising for the school through the Christmas fair when the pupils faced the challenge of making something from recycled items to sell at the fair.
The children then decided in groups what they were going to make and carried out modifications to the finished product before presenting it to the “dragons”, who included school staff.
They then went into “full scale production” over the following week in readiness to sell at the fair.
Primary seven teacher and deputy head Allyson Conacher said: “Once they had the money they decided in a secret vote and got to vote on what charity they wanted themselves. They have worked incredible hard at their topic.”
One of the children knows the family of an injured serviceman and Help for Heroes was the unanimous choice of the class for the funds.
Liz Mitchell, who accepted the donation on behalf of the charity, said: “They have been so enthusiastic about it and they are the fundraisers of the future.”
After “expenses” the youngsters will have around £70 left and hope to have a school disco.