Inverlochy pupils demonstrate true spirit of Christmas with hospital fundraiser

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Primary Five pupils at Inverlochy School, pictured, who decided to turn their Christmas Jumper Day into a fundraiser to help other children.

On Friday December 10, staff and pupils were invited to wear a Christmas jumper or dress down for a donation.

Members of the class decided that money raised from this, plus their raffle of fabulous prizes, should be used to buy presents for children who would be in Raigmore Hospital over Christmas.

The idea came from the youngsters themselves who felt sad that some children would not be able to enjoy all the fun of Christmas, so wanted to buy presents and have them delivered to the ward to help bring them more festive cheer.

Pupil Myla MacLeod told us: ‘We are doing this because the children in the hospital are sick and we want to see them smile.  I am glad we have done this fundraiser and it has been fun raising the money too.’

Rocco MacMillan added: ‘I like it, trying to make other kids happy, and we had fun at the same time’, while Erin MacPherson said: ‘I’m loving that we are helping others to get presents, especially when they are in hospital.’

And Lanna Sriprom said: ‘They deserve it. I feel happy doing this project because we get to help children in hospital.’