North Bute pupils’ 15th year supporting RNLI

North Bute Primary raised �1,201 for the RNLI at their annual bring-and-buy sale in September.
North Bute Primary raised �1,201 for the RNLI at their annual bring-and-buy sale in September.

Pupils at North Bute Primary School in Port Bannatyne underlined their remarkable record of support for Britain’s lifeboats when they presented a cheque for more than £1,200 to the organisation on Friday.

The RNLI’s community fund-raising manager Pamela Shaw was joined by Helen Connell, president of the charity’s Isle of Bute branch for the presentation of a cheque for £1,201. Branch secretary/treasurer George McKenzie and souvenir secretary Anne Speirs - a former North Bute teacher - were also present.

The money was raised at the school’s annual RNLI ‘bring and buy’ sale - now in its 15th year and firmly established as a favourite event not just in the school’s calendar but with the many residents of Port Bannatyne who go along each year to support the efforts of both the charity and the pupils.

“The donations made by North Bute every year really make a difference,” Pamela said.

“They represent an incredible amount of effort, both by the children who put in all the work and the people in the community who support the event, and we’re very grateful to them all.”