Tarves RotaKids make donation to hospital charity

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BIG-HEARTED Tarves Primary pupils made a very special presentation on Monday, after presenting a cheque for £100 to the Archie Foundation.

P7 RotaKids Chairman Gregor Phimster, and Vice-chair Ashleigh White made the presentation to Gail Gordon representing Archie, in front of the school at Assembly on Tuesday. The RotaKids group was commended by local Rotarian Ann Forster, who said that she would be nominating the school for a RIBI Young Citizen Award, awarded by Rotary International to schools demonstrating good community engagement.

The group raised the money after holding a ‘guess the teddy bear’s name’ competition in the school, using a teddy bear which had itself been donated to the local Rotary Club. The winner, who correctly guessed that the bear’s birthday was on November 18, was Connor Miller.

Gail Gordon, Community Fundraiser for The ARCHIE Foundation commented: “On Behalf of The ARCHIE Foundation, the Official Charity of The Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital, we would like to say a huge ‘thank you’ to the enterprising Primary 7 RotaKids for kindly supporting ARCHIE. We are extremely grateful to all those who contributed their time and effort for the ‘Guess the Teddy’s Birthday competition’ and they should all be so proud of themselves. Every penny raised will make a difference to the lives of local sick children.”