We’re delighted that, for the second year running, Les Dickson has nominated 500 miles as…
Every year, Kemnay Academy in Inverurie adopts a charity – and for the 2010/2011 session, running up to June, 500 miles was the lucky one. The year started off with the Jasmine Challenge organised by Jasmine Holdings, which offered a prize of up to £1,000 in match funding. The charity committee (led by Deputy Rector, Fran Jones) successfully presented its case for supporting 500 miles and its fundraising plans for the year and wowed the judges.
The committee went on to organise bag-packing, dress-down days, and a very impressive golf day for local business people which included a raffle and auction with the most amazing prizes – which must have taken some sourcing. Altogether over the year, Kemnay managed to raise an incredible £8,000 – so a huge thanks for all their efforts.
Kemnay Academy is kindly still collecting 5p pieces for 500 miles, aiming for a mile’s worth. I think this is a great idea but if anyone else likes it, maybe 50p pieces would be quicker….or is that just greedy?