Pupils and staff at Bishopbriggs Academy were inspired to raise funds for Beatson Cancer Charity following the sad death of former Campsie View teacher Alison Low, mum of academy boys’ captain David Low, who has just finished sixth year at the school.
The initial target of £12,000 was quickly smashed, with pupils organising various fundraisers including the infamous ice bucket challenge, staff v pupil football and netball matches, an afternoon tea and bucket collections at parents evenings.
Without question, the highlight of the fundraising year was the Gala Dinner held at 200 SVS earlier this year. The event, attended mostly by parents of school pupils and local business people, was hosted by Robin Galloway and Andy Cameron. With the help of school assistant, Kirsty Mills, the gala dinner team planned and ran the whole event from start to finish. An incredible achievement.
In total, the sum raised by pupils and staff was £52,119.00 which was presented to Beatson Cancer Charity at the school’s annual awards ceremony.
David Welch, Chief Executive of Beatson Cancer Charity, said: “We are so grateful to everyone at Bishopbriggs Academy for raising this absolutely incredible amount for Beatson Cancer Charity. We’re so inspired by all the pupils and staff at the Academy and can’t thank them all enough for dedicating so much time and energy to this hugely worthwhile cause.”
We are truly grateful to everyone involved and hope you are all enjoying a well-deserved summer break!