Bute swells the coffers of Yorkhill Children’s Foundation

Kate Thornton from Yorkies and Ali Reade from the Yorkhill Children's Foundation with pupils from Rothesay Primary.
Kate Thornton from Yorkies and Ali Reade from the Yorkhill Children's Foundation with pupils from Rothesay Primary.

THE generosity of children and grown-ups on Bute has helped swell the coffers of the Yorkhill Children’s Foundation in Glasgow.

The organisation’s community fund-raiser, Ali Reade, visited Rothesay Primary School with Kate Thornton from the local Yorkies group – which co-ordinates fund-raising for the Foundation on Bute – to accept a cheque for £635 from the school’s P7 pupils, raised at a dress-up day and at the annual island-wide P7 biathlon in the spring.

In total Bute has raised £1,500 for the Foundation over the last 12 months through donations to collecting cans at businesses around the island and a clairvoyant night organised by the Yorkies.

On her visit to Rothesay Primary, Ali told the pupils a little about how the money raised for the Foundation is spent – including the purchase of new life-saving equipment, clown doctors and a fantastic new cinema for children receiving treatment at Yorkhill’s Royal Hospital for Sick Children.

David Welch, director of fundraising at the Yorkhill Children’s Foundation, said: “We are extremely grateful to all the pupils and staff at Rothesay Primary School for their recent generous donation.

“The hard work and effort undertaken by everyone at the school, as well as our local fundraising committee, the Yorkies, is truly remarkable.

“The money, so generously donated will go a long way to helping children requiring treatment and care at Yorkhill Hospital and related services.”