Campaign group’s fundraising success

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The Youth Industries Campaign Group raised valuable funds for Sports Relief last month by holding a cookie sale and the arrangement of a non-uniform day at Banchory Academy.

Over 100 cookies were prepared by the Campaign Group team at the Scolty Centre and group organiser Max Murphy said: “We initially thought there would be enough cookies to last the entire school day however we were pleasantly surprised - all cookies were sold in the morning break (just twenty minutes long) raising a total of £107.”

The group also organised through senior management at the school a ‘no uniform day’ in return for a £1 donation to Sports Relief.

Max said: “The entire school came dressed in sports clothes and raised £670! Although this was the first fundraiser we have organised it was a huge success raising £777 for Sports Relief, which of course wouldn’t have been possible without co-operation from the school, pupils and hard work from the team.”

Marion Bolland from Youth Industries added: “Max asked us only a month ago if he could form a charities group, and now more than a dozen young people meet every week to organise their fundraising events. They are proving to be very successful entrepreneurs.”

The group look forward to hosting a Tea Party for Marie Curie on April 22nd at the Guide Lodge and are hoping that it will be even more successful.