Newbattle High School pupils raise money for cancer charities

Pupils at Newbattle High School raised £2,260.98 for two cancer charities by holding a week of fundraising events.

By Kevin Quinn
Friday, 17th June 2022, 1:00 pm

Pupils were joined by Morag Idan from Prostate Cancer Scotland, who accepted a cheque for £1130.49, with the same amount due to be given to Teenage Cancer Trust, who were unable to attend the handover .

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The senior P refects at Newbattle High School decided to fundraise after hearing the news last year that former headteacher Colin Taylor had been diagnosed with Prostate Cancer.

Fundraising events held at the school included a staff versus pupils football match (which the pupils won 7-3), a staff bake-off and re-selling prom dresses.

Pictured left to right: Shannon Williams, Priya Joseph, Karen McLeod (Music teacher) Archie Minto, Grace Duncan, Morag Idan, Haidar Ibraham, Rachel Scott, Daisy Fiennes, Gib McMillan (headteacher).