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Pupils raise £1677.80 for local Growing Project after fire!

Last updated: 2.28pm, Wednesday 18th November 2015 by

St Paul’s Primary pupils give their school grounds the run around to raise money for the Shettleston Community Growing Project.

When they heard about the recent fire at the Shettleston Community Growing Project, pupils at St Paul’s Primary were devastated by the news. Several of the pupils were members of the project’s Smelly Welly Club and had enjoyed after-school and holiday activities in the children’s hut – one of the structures destroyed by the fire. The children decided to do something to help and set about organising a sponsored run around the school grounds to raise money to help replace what was lost. The run took place in October and the whole school was involved. On Wednesday 18th November, representatives from the Growing Project were invited along to the morning assembly to receive a cheque for the money they had raised – a phenomenal £1677.80! Thanking the school, the SCGP chair, Norrie Holmes, said everybody at the project had been blown away by the efforts and generosity of the pupils, teachers, their families and friends. He assured them that work was well underway to replace not only what had been destroyed in the fire but to provide even better space for Smelly Welly Club members and everybody else involved in the project.

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