Rothesay raffle boosts Laura’s Fiji plans

A raffle to help raise funds for former Rothesay Academy pupil Laura Sprowl's educational trip to Fiji raised almost �200.
A raffle to help raise funds for former Rothesay Academy pupil Laura Sprowl's educational trip to Fiji raised almost �200.

A fund-raising campaign to help a former Rothesay Academy pupil with the cost of a volunteering trip to Fiji has received a boost of almost £200 this week.

A community raffle, drawn on Friday afternoon, raised £198 to help Laura Sprowl meet the costs associated with her place on the Volunteer Eco Students Abroad programme.

VESA and Laura will work in conjunction with the residents and chief of a Fijian village in addressing the major issues faced by the community such as a lack of fresh running water, dilapidated schools and generally poor infrastructure.

The winning tickets in the raffle were drawn at Rothesay Motor Services - workplace of Laura’s dad Robin - by her mum Carol, little sister Ailsa and RMS staff member Donna McMillan.

Laura said: “Thank you all who bought tickets, helped sell them, and all who donated the prizes.”