Students Raise Cash for Caribbean Namesake

7th November 14

Pupils from Dunottar School in Reigate have worn their own clothes to school to raise money for Dunnottar School in Saint Lucia.
Students Raise Cash for Caribbean Namesake

They have raised over £170 for their Caribbean namesake, which caters for students of varying disabilities, such as Down Syndrome and Autism.


Hannah, a Year 11 student at Dunottar, proposed the charity after a family holiday in Saint Lucia. 


She said: “I learnt that it’s a non-government funded school, so I thought it would be nice to support the students, especially as we have done this before.”


Two years ago, the whole school embarked upon a range of fundraising activities, which included wearing Caribbean-themed clothes to school.  They were inspired by former Head Girl Ruth Hyde, who had taken a year’s career break to do voluntary work at Dunnottar.


“My family topped up the money to make £500,” added Hannah, “which is enough to pay for a free lunch for every child for a whole year.”


Head teacher, Rowena Cole, said: “It is always encouraging when pupils take the initiative to identify a charity to support.  In this case, it is particularly nice to be able to support our namesake in the Caribbean and to contribute in a way which will have an impact for an entire year.”


Both schools are named after Dunnottar Castle in Scotland, but there are variations in spelling.

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