17 June 2009
© InfoKind-hearted primary school children and their teachers at Carron Primary School in Falkirk have cooked up a tasty way to raise funds for the British Red Cross by organising a bake sale of homemade goodies.
Inspired by the Red Cross school speaker network, which visited their school to discuss humanitarian issues and the role of the Red Cross, the school's primary 5 class decided to devise their own fundraising plan to help the Red Cross.
Working together, the class spent a week learning how to bake and make posters as they organised a fundraising event called 'Buy a bun, save a life day'.
Volunteers and staff regularly give talks at local schools on the work of the Red Cross and were present at Carron Primary as part of Red Cross Appeal Week. "The children were really moved by the Red Cross speakers and the topics they discussed," said Red Cross youth and schools manager Daniel Jardine. "It was clear afterwards that they were very motivated to help."
The turnout showed it was not only the pupils who were eager to offer their help and support. Parents, teachers, and members of the local community all turned out to purchase the delicious goodies the children had prepared and listen to their reasons for wanting to support to the Red Cross.
"The event was a huge success and the kids raised £480," added Daniel. "It's a real credit to them that they took this initiative."
Find out about the Red Cross school speaker network