Braidhurst’s boost for Syria relief work

Braidhurst rector Derrick Hannan hands over the school's donation to Save The Children representatives.
Braidhurst rector Derrick Hannan hands over the school's donation to Save The Children representatives.

Pupils at Braidhurst High School have handed over a £2,200 boost to help children who are victims of the conflict in Syria.

The money was raised at the school’s annual fun run in September and handed over to the Hamilton branch of Save the Children to support the organisation’s relief work in the trouble-torn country.

Physics teacher Zaf Hussain raised pupils’ awareness of the situation in Syria by holding house assemblies to highlight the crisis and the need for pupils to support the cause.

The pupils then donned their fancy dress and took to the grass pitch in order to raise the funds - with first year Lee McCallum meriting special praise by raising £110, the most collected by any individual who took part.

The money will help go towards helping with Hunger & Nutrition – this includes providing food baskets, checking for signs of malnutrition and providing kits showing how to sterilise water for milk powder for babies.

The school’s contribution will also help provide supplies for families such as warm clothing, bed nets and mosquito spray along with supporting education and health initiatives including vaccines for babies and children.