Opticians bring playground fund up to over £27,000

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Dunnottar Primary School have welcomed their latest generous playground donation from the Stonehaven branch of Specsavers and have reached a grand total of £27,056.01.

Miss Caroline Duncan and the Enterprise Committee have been co-ordinating the project and raising money by organising events and pitching their playground plans to local and national funding bodies.

The school is hoping to finalise the plans for their new playground next month and hope to let work commence shortly.

Last week, Specsavers donated a cheque for £500 bringing the total to just over £27,000.

The pupils also worked hard to raise money for their new playground. Their community cafes fund donated £500 and pupils from P2 held a community cafe this year that raised £70. Pupils held a playground logo competition which raised £22.50, sold anti-bullying wristbands making £138.80, and four pupils - Max and Ella Summers, Harrison and Amelia Stuart - had a stone sale where they made £15.50 for the playground.

The PTA donated £207 from their Phoenix Card Fund-raiser, the nursery raised £20 from their dress as you please day and the primary school raised £202.99 from theirs. Some pupils took part in a bag pack at the Co-op and made £661.73 and £41 was also made from the Christmas Message Fund-raiser. The recent P5/6 Christmas Cafe raised £76.49 and they also made £1000 off of Christmas concert ticket sales.

The PTA also donated £1000, their neighbours Brickfield Motors donated £1000, Nexen Oil donated £2000 and Stonehaven and District Lions donated £500.

The school received £5000 from Aberdeenshire Council’s planning gain, as well as £4000 from Kincardine and Mearns Top up Fund and £10,000 from “Awards For All” from the National Lotery.