Rothesay Academy’s XL pupils host charity football match

Rothesay Academy's S3 XL class organised a charity football match on Tuesday, April 1, between staff and pupils to raise money for the Royal Hospital for Sick Children.
Rothesay Academy's S3 XL class organised a charity football match on Tuesday, April 1, between staff and pupils to raise money for the Royal Hospital for Sick Children.

Following on from Rothesay Academy’s recent Kilt Walk organised by S4 XL pupils, pupils in the S3 XL class organised a charity football match on Tuesday, April 1, to raise money for the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Yorkhill.

We recently reported that three-year-old Hannah Erskine, whose dad William teaches in the Academy’s food, design and technology department, received life-saving treatment at Yorkhill when she was born with the main arteries in her heart the wrong way round - and has since gone on to make a full recovery. Hannah will be taking part in a ‘Wee Kiltwalk’ at Loch Lomond on April 27, and money raised through the school’s Kiltwalk and charity football match will be donated to her total.

There were two games, with teachers playing in both (although we were informed that to the trained eye, after 20 mins a lot of them looked like senior pupils!).

The class raised the fantastic sum of £81.26. Also, in a wonderful gesture, Roddie Leitch of Bute Youth Football Coaching donated £100 towards the funds, making the XL combined classes’ total £436.29.

Ailsa Cassidy, XL youth worker at Rothesay Academy, told us: “Our heartfelt thanks go to staff, parents and most of all pupils for yet again contributing not only their money but their time to help us raise money for Hannah Erskine in aid of Yorkhill.”