Pupils show they
are all heart when
helping others

Wildhearts charity founder Mick Jackson accepts a cheque for over �3,000 from St John the Baptist's pupils.

Wildhearts charity founder Mick Jackson accepts a cheque for over �3,000 from St John the Baptist's pupils.

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TWO local schools took part in the Micro-Tyco challenge to support the Scottish charity WildHearts.

WildHearts aims to tackle economic injustice by providing micro loans and business training to people in Africa and Latin America allowing them to work their own way out of poverty with dignity.

Backing this endeavour were P6 pupils at St John the Baptist Primary in Uddingston and P7 pupils at Holy Family Primary in Mossend, who were all given seed capital of £1 with which to make as much money as possible.

St John the Baptist’s even had some celebrity held from Oscar nominated composer and former pupil Patrick Doyle who paid for a private screening of Brave at the Showcase in Bargeddie.

The St John the Baptist’s pupils were joined by their neighbours at Muiredge Primary with all ticket proceeds going to the charity.

Other endeavours included a raffle, with the top prize of a signed Celtic football, and a fun day with a grand total of £3,284.70 being raised, the third highest total of any school in Scotland.

Over at Holy Family the pupils were split into seven teams and through their hard work, dedication and entrepreneurial skills held bake sales, film clubs, tombola and craft stalls and sold bracelets raising £437.12.