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S1 Charity Dodgeball Competition

Pupils present the cheque to Heather Gregory, a volunteer from the British Heart Foundation£748.55 was raised for The British Heart Foundation.

Published by Mr Macdonald
Tuesday 27 May 2014

On Tuesday and Wednesday, 25th and 26th of March,respectively,  S1 students at Castle Douglas High School took part in a charity Dodgeball competition in aid of the British Heart Foundation (BHF).  The event was fiercely competitive with all 45 competitors staying active over lunch to promote leading an active lifestyle for a healthy heart.  A fantastic total of £748.55 was raised over the two days.

As a result of this amazing achievement Heather Gregory, a local volunteer from the British Heart Foundation, came into school to be presented with the cheque.  She lead an insightful assembly about the work of the BHF and how the money raised at Castle Douglas High School will help, primarily with research into heart disease treatment and preventative measures that can be taken to promote good heart health.   She spoke about the great sense of satisfaction that can comes from volunteering with charitable organisations, challenging the students to keep being creative in their fundraising and to keep raising money for good causes!

This group of S1 students have set the bar high for future fundraising events and are already talking about beating this total next time!