Children raise money for charity

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PUPILS at Portlethen Primary School have raised £212 with a book and toy sale which they held at School last week.

The primary two and four classes arranged the toy and book sale to raise funds for the Rotary Club Lifestraws Appeal.

Children from the School donated their toys and books to the sale.

On Thursday classes were able to visit the sale which contained piles of different toys from dinosaurs to dolls.

Before they started buying the toys, the sale was opened by Stonehaven Rotary president, Iain Mcleod who thanked the children for setting up the sale.

He spoke to the children about how every fifteen seconds a child dies because of unclean water and how their participation in the sale was helping to save lives.

The primary 2 and 4 classes put a-lot of effort into the sale, which they ran as part of an enterprise project. The children made posters and advertised the sale around the School.

They also set up a timetable for classes to visit the sale and had the foresight to keep some of the donated toys back to ensure that later classes got a good choice of what to buy.

The money raised by the children at the toy and book sale will go towards the lifestraw appeal.

A lifestraw is a portable water filter that effectively removes all bacteria and parasites responsible for causing diseases it requires no electrical power or spare parts and can be carried around for easy access to safe and clean water.