Pupils at Rothesay Primary School completed a day-long ‘Kiltwalk’ around the school grounds on Friday to help raise money for the Royal Hospital for Sick Children at Yorkhill.
The event was organised by pupils from neighbouring Rothesay Academy’s S4 ‘XL’ group in support of three-year-old Hannah Erskine, whose dad William teaches in the Academy’s food, design and technology department.
Hannah was born with the main arteries in her heart the wrong way round, and with a rare and potentially life-threatening infection picked up in her mum Gillian’s womb.
But Hannah, who was treated by specialist staff at Yorkhill, has made a remarkable recovery since then, and she joined her mum and dad for the last leg of Friday’s walk, along with pupils from P1 and P2 and the school’s pre-5 department and pipers Jo-Jo Kane and Mark McLachlan, who spent the whole day leading the school’s classes on their walks around the campus boundaries.
“Hannah is keeping so well now,” Gillian said. “We’re immensely grateful to Yorkhill for their help, and so thankful to the school and pupils for doing this walk for Yorkhill.” Hannah and her parents will also take part in the official 10km ‘Wee Kiltwalk’ at Loch Lomond in April to raise money for Yorkhill.
You can donate to Hannah’s fund-raising efforts for Yorkhill by clicking here.