30 November 2010
S form pupils with Pamela Williamson, Fundraising Manager
Dedicated students at Fettes Prep School served and waited their way to win the Macmillan Cancer Support Community Challenge.
The students came out on top by raising an amazing £810 for the local cancer charity at the Coffee Morning they held in September. The school hall was turned into a top class coffee shop where pupils served parents, relatives and friends some tasty treats and endless tea and coffee. To add to the fun and excitement of the day they raffled off some very special cakes which helped them nearly double their previous total.
Head teacher, Mr Edwards, said 'We’re delighted to have won this challenge. Our S form were responsible for arranging everything for our Coffee Morning along with their teacher, Rita Heuston, and their hard work has paid off. Everyone had a great day and we’re already thinking about how to make things go with a swing in 2011. It’s great to raise money for such a great cause too.'
All schools in Edinburgh were invited to take part in the challenge to raise funds by hosting a Macmillan Cancer Support World’s Biggest Coffee Morning. A number of other schools raised over £400 and were awarded certificates of achievement for their fundraising. These were:
St Joseph’s RC Primary School who raised £753
Tollcross Primary School who raised £452.23
Dalmeny Primary School who raised £450.
Pamela Williamson, Fundraising Manager for Macmillan in Edinburgh said, ‘Well done Fettes Prep School and all of the other schools who took part - we had a great response throughout the area to our World’s Biggest Coffee Morning.
‘It’s really great to see communities pulling together and having fun while raising money to help Macmillan provide vital services for people living with cancer. We help people in many ways, from specialist nurses and doctors, to help and advice for people who have financial worries. None of this would be possible without our supporters.’