Academy fundraiser generates £9000

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GUESTS and parents were in for a special treat last weekend, as former Ellon pupils performed to raise a staggering £9000 for the school.

The line up, which included former pupils who have gone on to successful careers in the world of theatre, music, comedy and journalism, performed to an enthusiastic audience. The crowd were also treated to music from Ellon Academy Jazz Band, and an auction, with table service provided by Ellon Round Table.

Organiser and teacher Helen O’Brien said that that evening had been “superb”.

“We’ve had fantastic feedback from those who were there,” she said. “The support from the community was tremendous - we raised £5200 just from the auction.

“I’m really proud of all our performers - they did a fantastic job, and came from across Britain to give up their time free of charge for their old school.”