Published: 05/01/2018 07:00 - Updated: 29/12/2017 10:38

Cancer charity receives pre-Christmas boost by Dingwall kids


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Dingwall Academy S2 pupils in Christmas jumpers collected for Teenage Cancer Trust.

BIG-hearted students at one of Ross-shire’s largest schools took time out from a busy schedule in the run-up to the school break to continue a fundraising tradition which has seen them hailed across the UK.

Dingwall Academy has forged strong links with the Teenage Cancer Trust, claiming the charity’s title of top fundraising school in Britain.

Imaginative pupils keen to help peers in their own age group get the best help possible after a devastating diagnosis have come up with a host of clever ideas down the years to raise cash for the charity and awareness of help that is available to teenage sufferers.

Their latest effort was a Dress for Christmas event just ahead of the school holidays.

Pupils who choose to dig out their Christmas jumpers and sparkly tops for the day were asked to make a donation to the school’s chosen charity.

Dingwall’s S6 students have also organised bake sales earlier in the year and sold candy cane in the run-up to Christmas in support of the charity.

Around seven young people aged between 13 and 24 are diagnosed with cancer every day in the UK.

The charity aims to ensure they have access to expert treatment and support from the moment they hear the word ‘cancer.’

Teenage Cancer Trust have workers that visit schools to present these awareness-raising sessions.

The charity has enjoyed support from music industry stars ranging from Who frontman Roger Daltrey to Kasabian and Ed Sheeran.

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