Fund-tastic effort for Children in Need

Glasgow Academy Milngavie. Children in Need day.
Glasgow Academy Milngavie. Children in Need day.

Many schools and businesses in Milngavie and Bearsden did their bit to fundraise for this year’s BBC Children In Need appeal.

Milngavie’s new fitness studio, Fitness On Main, raised over £100 by holding a ‘Be A Hero’ event on Friday, 
November 14.

Everyone from the mighty Thor to a cute Super Baby and several Spidermen (and one Spiderwoman) were there to help raise awareness and money for appeal, which has raised millions over the years for worthy causes around 
the globe.

Be A Hero kicked-off with several heats of the crawl race, followed by a hula hoop competition, a game of musical statues and a two-heat, grand finale of 
tug o’ war.

Glasgow Academy Milngavie also held a day of activities for Children in Need, which was organised by classroom assistants Caroline McLean and Linda Irvine. The children played games and they all tried singing Gareth Malone’s Children in Need song 
‘Wake me up’.

Pupils and staff at Boclair Academy in Bearsden 
also raised £1,590.

This year the event was organised by the school’s team of five support for learning assistants and the various activites included a sale of home-baking - donated by staff, pupils and the home economics department and a raffle with 27 prizes donated by pupils.

The top prize was a spa break for two at 
Seamill Hydro.

There was also a tombola with prizes donated by staff, games in the assembly hall, “Guess Pudsey’s Birthday”, a chocolate fountain and a fun run for S1 
and S2 pupils.

The school received 
an extremely generous 
donation of £300 towards their final total from 
the Petrofac FM Thistle 
Alpha Platform.