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Tain Royal Academy pupils' 'incredibly insightful' presentation wins local charity Kats Second Editions £3000

By Iona M.J. MacDonald

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The winning Tain Royal Academy YPI group.
The winning Tain Royal Academy YPI group.

Tain Royal Academy students secure £3000 for local good cause, Kats Second Editions with an 'incredibly insightful' presentation that 'brought home why the service is so vital'.

Youth Philanthropy Initiative (YPI) is an active citizenship programme which empowers young people to make a difference in their community about causes which they care about.

Through a programme of teamwork, research and competition, a year group takes part, and one team is then chosen to secure the £3000 award.

The winning team, made up of pupils Nieve Pettigrew, Abdullah Shabir, Katie Vass, Kyle Anderson, and Harrison Vetters, delivered the best presentation on behalf of their chosen charity, Kats Second Editions. Easter Ross and Sutherland charity, Kats Second Editions was set up to help families who are in need of clothing and equipment.

Kats Macleod of Kats Second Editions said: "Thank you to five fantastic Tain Royal Academy pupils… Katie, Nieve, Abdullah, Harrison and Kyle who have won £3000 for Kats Second Editions.

"As part of YPI they chose to work with us to raise awareness amongst their peers of what we are all about. Their presentation blew me away and was incredibly insightful, it really brought home why our service is so vital within our local community. The money will go towards helping us with our fuel costs, assist us with our new 'project storage' and help with various clothing and toiletry emergencies that arise throughout the year.

"Thank you from the bottom of my heart. It was such a pleasure being part of this with you all. I would also like to congratulate all of the other teams who were part of the event – it was obvious you all worked incredibly hard with your chosen charities and organisations."

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