Making the difference with help from Eyemouth High School

Eyemouth High School became the first school to support the Borders Macmillan Centre '˜Give us a hand, Help us expand' appeal, when the S3 charity fund-raising group arranged a non-school uniform day and raised £300. Funds are required to extend and refurbish the centre in Borders General Hospital.

Monday, 4th December 2017, 07:48 am
Updated Wednesday, 6th December 2017, 11:58 am
Eyemouth High School S3 pupils raised £300 for the Borders Macmillan Centre Give us a hand, Help us expand appeal

Brian Renwick, fund-raising officer for The Difference, said: “We are really grateful to the students from Eyemouth for being the first school to make a contribution to our appeal, well done to them

“The cost of realising this project is over £800,000. Macmillan Cancer Support has kindly pledged £400,000 with the rest to come from The Difference. The Difference already has over £200,000 in existing funds to contribute towards the project and we have launched a public fundraising appeal to raise the remaining funds required, so we are looking for more schools, colleges and community groups to help get us there.”

Mrs Sumerling, who works with the group was equally pleased.

She said: “Our group have done a number of fundraising projects for national and international causes so it was really nice to do something for a project so close to home.”

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To get more information about the project or make a donation to the ‘Give Us A Hand - Help Us Expand’ appeal visit (www.thedifference.org.uk) where you will also find fundraising ideas and different ways to get involved.

Anyone interested in supporting the appeal can register via the website or can contact the Fundraising Team on 01896 825520 or by emailing thedifference@borders.scot.nhs.uk