Pupils empty their pockets

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Kind hearted pupils at East Renfrewshire schools have helped raise hundreds of pounds for charity.

Mearns Castle pupils decided to give £1250 of the money raised during Charities Week to the ‘Save the Children’ Typhoon Appeal.

A Christmas jumper competition was part of a series of events that took place last week to raise money for the Save the Children Typhoon Appeal.

The event was organised by second year pupil Kate Jarvie. As well as wearing of Christmas jumpers Kate organised a bake sale, lunchtime sing-a-long and best class Christmas jumper competitions. Almost £900 event was raised on that day alone.

Meanwhile, Katie Grant and Megan Stuart, primary five pupils from Mearns Primary School, raised a whopping £786.07 through fundraising activities at their school fayre on December 7.

The money was raised from two stalls that the girls set up, where they sold a variety of items including home baking and jewellery.

The generous pupils also organised cupcake decorating, which alone raised £108, and the girls bumped up their fundraising by raffling off semi-precious jewellery.

The money that was raised by the pupils will be given to Yorkhill Hospital in Glasgow and CHA.

Mr Moghul, who was judged to have the best Christmas jumper, said: “A great big well done to those who contributed especially Kate”.