Pupils learn about Moira Anderson Foundation

Sandra Brown of the Moira Anderson Foundation spoke to Academy pupils on Monday, May 25, about the work the charity does in supporting children and adults affected by sexual abuse.
Sandra Brown of the Moira Anderson Foundation spoke to Academy pupils on Monday, May 25, about the work the charity does in supporting children and adults affected by sexual abuse.

Rothesay Academy’s S2 and S3 pupils received a presentation in personal safety from a national charity which supports those affected by childhood sexual abuse.

Sandra Brown, from the Moira Anderson Foundation, was on Bute on Monday, May 25, to accept a cheque money raised by Academy pupil Beth Swan through busking in mainland shopping centres, and to talk to students about the work the charity does in supporting children and adults who’ve been affected by sexual abuse.

The charity was established in 2000 as a legacy to 11-year-old Moira Anderson who disappeared on February 23, 1957, after getting caught in a blizzard on her way to the shops in Coatbridge. She was never seen again.

Each pupil received a Moira Anderson Foundation keyring, and the school library was presented with two copies of Sandra’s book, “Where There is Evil”, which is an account of the disappearance of Moira and the quest to find out what happened to her.