Pupils receive praise for their fundraising efforts

Pupils present the cheque to Mrs Kirkwood for Erskine.
Pupils present the cheque to Mrs Kirkwood for Erskine.

Kind-hearted pupils at Crookfur Primary School have helped raise more than £1000 for Erskine Care Homes.

Mrs Kirkwood has been coming to Crookfur Primary School for many years to share her experiences from WWII with the P7 pupils.

The pupils were very interested to learn that Mrs Kirkwood’s husband, who was a Spitfire pilot during the war, was looked after by Erskine for the last eight and a half years of his life.

Mrs Kirkwood has been raising money and supporting Erskine for a very long time so the P7 pupils decide to help her.

The children were so inspired when listening to her stories that they decided to raise money for Erskine by having a Pound to Profit challenge.

Each pupil borrowed £1 and were challenged to make as much of a profit as they could over a six week period. Some of the children decided to buy sweets and hold a ‘Guess how many sweets in a Jar’ competition, some children made and sold reindeer dust, while others held bake sales.

The pupils were very creative and raised a phenomenal £1,081.77 for Erskine. The pupils and staff at Crookfur Primary School have now been awarded a Hundred Hero framed medals in recognition of their to the veterans over the years.

A school spokesman said: “We are extremely proud of our pupils for the commitment and enthusiasm they have shown during their fundraising. The children thoroughly enjoyed the Pound to Profit challenge and were ecstatic when they realised how much money they had raised for Erskine. We are honoured that Erskine have decided to award us with one of their Hundred Hero framed medals.”