Cheshire pupils pay charity visit to Bute

Pupils from Whitby High School in Ellesmere Port, pictured with their head of house Mrs Harrison (third left), raised �1,400 for Calum's Cabin in the course of the current school year.
Pupils from Whitby High School in Ellesmere Port, pictured with their head of house Mrs Harrison (third left), raised �1,400 for Calum's Cabin in the course of the current school year.

A group of Cheshire schoolchildren travelled all the way to Bute this weekend to present the proceeds of a year of fund-raising to an island charity.

The Year 10 pupils (the equivalent of S3 in Scotland), who are all part of Hanover House at Whitby High School in Ellesmere Port, have spent the last year raising money for Calum’s Cabin, which provides holiday opportunities on Bute for seriously-ill children and their families.

Their efforts - organising concerts, cake sales and other events - raised £1,400 for the charity, a sum they presented to Caroline and Jenna Speirs from Calum’s Cabin on Friday.

The group - accompanied by their form tutor, Mr Chris Parker, and their head of house, Mrs Nola Harrison, chose Calum’s Cabin for their year-long charity efforts because one of their number, Jed Young, has family links to Bute through his great-aunt, Joyce Rae, who lives in Port Bannatyne.

Jed was joined on the trip by Lucy Murray, Sophie Dutton, Madison Livens, Georgia Jones, Robyn Farrington, Amy Fletcher and Louie Dyett.

“Originally we were going to send the cheque,” Jed said, “but then we decided we’d like to come and see where the money goes.”