Clydebank High's Christmas Cracker story
Before Christmas, eight Clydebank High pupils worked closely with their dedicated teachers to raise money and gather gifts for Clydebank Woman’s Refuge.
They decided to choose the woman’s refuge because when they called the refuge centre they found out that it was hard to buy the Christmas presents at this time of year.
The refuge is run by Clydebank Woman’s Aid and its aim is to provide a safe place for woman, young people and children who have been domestically abused and want to escape. Also when reviewing the donations they had received, most of them were toys and toiletries which would be beneficial toward the woman’s refuge.
The eight pupils threw themselves eagerly into their fundraising. They held a bake sale, which raised around £100. The bake sale was held by Lisa Taylor, Megan Stewart, Emma Nicolson and Kirsty Mallon. There were also four girls, Gemma Gibney, Rachel McDermid, Aimee Melvin and Danielle Barbour, who organised a fundraising event, where they held activities such as; an egg and spoon race and a raffle. This event raised around £200.
One worker in the woman’s refuge, Sharon stated, “The donations were beneficial toward the woman’s refuge because the children living in the refuge may have had to leave behind most of their belongings before arriving to the refuge. All the donations were given out at the annual Christmas party.”
Clydebank High School has been in partnership with a German school named “Soegal” over the past few years. When our friends in Germany learned about our fantastic cause they jumped at the chance to help, sending donations for the fantastic cause!
Article by Amy Kidd and Jodie Cullen