Bo’ness school’s bond with hospice

Bo'ness Public Primary School sign charity partnership with Strathcarron Hospice
Bo'ness Public Primary School sign charity partnership with Strathcarron Hospice
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Kind and caring pupils at Bo’ness Public Primary School have committed to helping Strathcarron Hospice by signing a charity partnership.

The children will be learning all about the work done at the hospice, as well as contributing to the massive £10,000 a day needed to keep it running.

Pupils Lucy Helen (9) and Fraser Oswald (9) signed the partnership on behalf of the whole school.

The idea is to create opportunities for the children to get involved with enterprise to help fundraise, and to raise awareness of 
the hospice.

Coleena Brodie, community fundraiser at Strathcarron, said: “The children are encouraged to visit the hospice and to learn about what the hospice does.

“We go on trips to the school and the things we discuss and activities we do allow them to have an awareness that it’s not a sad place, but they know we do look after very sick people who won’t get better.

“The activities are age appropriate and we play a guessing game for the children to guess how much we need to raise every day. A lot of them are very surprised when they hear it’s £10,000. Some of them start off guessing £50 or £1000, so it helps them to understand what a difference they make when they raise funds.”

Teachers Annabelle Glen and Liz Love, along with local councillors Adrian Mahoney and Ann Ritchie, were on hand to witness the pupils signing the partnership, as well as Provost Pat Reid and Gillian Glencoe, who is a volunteer at the hospice.