Donation for Forfar Guide Dogs Training School from Montrose Academy pupils

Pictured is Binnie, Oyster and June receiving the cheque from pupils
Pictured is Binnie, Oyster and June receiving the cheque from pupils

Pupils from Montrose Academy raised a four-figure sum for several local charities by completing a 12-hour sporting marathon.

A total of 73 students, ranging from S1 to S6, took part in the 12-hour marathon, which was held in March.

The charity event, which saw pupils participate in range of sports, was organised by the Academy’s sports ambassadors.

PE teacher Steven Greenhill, who co-ordinates the ambassadors, said: “Their role in schools is to promote sport activities and groups and how sport can link into the community and raise money.

“They promote the use of local sports facilities as well.”

The pupils raised a total of £2400, which has been donated to a number of causes.

The Guide Dogs Training School in Forfar received £1500, while £150 went to Cancer Research UK, £150 to MND Scotland and the remaining £600 went the Academy’s sports development fund.

Representatives from Montrose Academy young ambassadors handed over the Guide Dog cheque to Binnie Taylor and her guide dog, Oyster, and June Ainsworth, Arbroath branch secretary of the Guide Dogs For The Blind, at a cheque presentation held last week.