The School has donated £4,642.43 to the University of Glasgow’s Understanding Children’s Trust following last month’s highly successful Law House fundraising week.
Members of Law House and the entire Senior School body got involved in a number of fundraising activities including the baking and selling of delicious cake and candy treats, a popular ‘bring and buy’ clothes sale, Sixth Year relishing the chance to dress up in an array of colourful and wacky costumes on Friday's non-uniform day and spectators flocking to witness the soaking of teachers and captains, all in the name of charity.
The generosity of the wider School community helped to raise this significant and vital donation that has come at a crucial time for the charity, with funds going towards supporting the development of a new tool intended to reduce the long waiting lists for children seeking assessments for neurodevelopmental assessments such as Autism and ADHD.
Head of Law House, Mrs Jennifer Horne said:
The committee and 6L felt that there had been a huge impact on the mental health of young people throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
As a House, we wanted to raise awareness of this, as well as doing what we could to help. The concern of our pupils regarding the importance of mental health was obvious in the incredible support that we enjoyed during our week of fundraising activities.
We are thrilled with the fantastic sum of money raised, which far exceeded our expectations, and we are delighted that it will go towards helping young people in need."