Westhill pupils raise Cash 4 Kids

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A class of enterprising school children are set for Santa’s good list after raising money for Cash for Kids’ Mission Christmas gift appeal.

Primary 4/5 at Westhill Primary School made and sold hot chocolate reindeer at the school’s recent Christmas Fayre.

Calling themselves Rudolph’s Hot Choc Team, the pupils filled clear plastic piping bags with hot chocolate powder and mini marshmallows to create a festive gift that could be given as a Christmas present.

The bags were decorated to look like Santa’s most important reindeer, Rudolph.

Their creative endeavours helped the class pull in a sackful of cash, which totalled £230, with £150 of that being donated to the Mission Christmas appeal and the remainder going to school funds.

The youngsters were inspired to support the Mission Christmas appeal after learning that thousands of children living in the north-east might wake up on Christmas morning without a present to open. The Westhill Primary pupils visited the town’s Tesco store last week to spend their cash and purchase toys and gifts for the appeal.

Westhill Primary teacher, Claire Thomson, said: “When the children heard about the Mission Christmas appeal and that so many children in the area might not get a present to open on Christmas morning they really wanted to help.

They did a brilliant job coming up with the idea of creating the hot chocolate reindeer, making them and then selling them at the fayre.

“There are definitely a few aspiring entrepreneurs in the class.”