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Dunbeg Primary School’s 87 pupils raised an incredible £2,840.55 on a sponsored walk for cancer charity Pancreatic Research UK, in memory of Adrian Beard, the chairman of the school’s parent council.
‘All classes from P1 to P7 set off on a fabulous day on October 5 to Ganavan beach,’ said headteacher Marny McCulloch. ‘The walk is not long, but it was the first event that we had done as a whole school since before lockdown.
‘Spirits were high and the time to relax on the beach at Ganavan was an extra bonus. I had hoped to raise £200-£500 at most, so you can imagine our astonishment as the money started to pour in from our community.
‘Adrian was a huge asset to our school and very well respected. In addition, many children here were able to identify with a loved one who had been affected by cancer, which is perhaps why the total has been such a generous one. We cannot thank everyone enough.
‘Every £29 donated pays for an hour of research. As we said to the children before we set off, our donation could fund the vital hour that finds a cure. Fingers crossed.’