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Sesame Street’s cookie monster, aka Kilninver Primary School janitor Lee McKillop wearing her onesie pyjamas, raised £537 on her trip to Oban’s Phoenix Cinema – five times her target.
Lee dressed as the blue, googly-eyed, voracious biscuit-eating puppet from the US children’s TV series Sesame Street, famous for the phrase ‘me want cookie’, to watch Star Wars Rogue One in December.
Lee was raising money for the Sophie North Charitable Trust during the 20th anniversary of the Dunblane massacre, when 16 children, including five-year-old Sophie North, and their teacher, were killed by Thomas Hamilton in a mass shooting at the town’s primary school.
To honour Sophie’s memory, her father Mick North set up a charity in 2004 that makes three donations each year, on anniversaries of the tragedy in March and Sophie’s birthday in October, and in April in memory of Sophie’s mum, who died of breast cancer in 1993.
Lee, a friend of Dr North, said: ‘I work in a wee primary school myself, and it could have been any of us. I tried to think of something Sophie would have liked.’