The Douglas Macmillan Award Winner 2011
Alva Academy were Douglas Macmillan award winners in 2012 to recognise their efforts in raising the profile of Macmillan in their local community in Clackmannanshire.
Every year the head boy and girl at Alva Academy are tasked with organising a World’s Biggest Coffee Morning and leading fundraising activity to support Macmillan. They involve the local community in their quest and raise enough money to fund nearly all of
the grants we offer to those affected by cancer in their area.
Alva exceeds all expectations, in 2011 they raised £12,312 and over the last three years they have raised over £50,000. The pupils take part in shark dives, bungee jumps, Ben Nevis walks and many more sponsored events.
Most importantly, they were awarded the Douglas Macmillan award for the manner in which the school involves pupils, teachers, parents and the wider community to truly promote our cause and raise awareness of what we do.
Aside from the phenomenal money they raise, the spirit of the school is 'anything is possible.'
April Davidson, Local fundraising manager.