Oban RNLI thank Glasgow school for Where’s Welly donation

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Junior School pupils at The High School of Glasgow raised £631 for the RNLI.

Heather Fuller/The High School of Glasgow

A fundraising day saw Junior School pupils of The High School of Glasgow take part in a range of fun activities including the innovative ‘Where’s Welly’ challenge set up by Oban RNLI volunteer, Leonie.

The drawing was printed out and displayed around the school as children used mini magnifying glasses to spot the hidden wellies.

Heather Fuller, the school’s Head Teacher said “Our school houses, affectionately known as ‘ships’ are each named after four lifeboat stations; Broughty Ferry, Campbeltown, Longhope and Lizard.”

“On the 7th May we held a ‘Ships Day’ and wanted to raise money for the RNLI.”

The fun filled day saw their outstanding effort result in an incredible £631 being riased for the RNLI. The donation, gifted through the Where’s Welly JustGiving page, brings the challenge’s fundrasing total up to £741, so far.

Leonie Mead, Oban RNLI crew member and creator of Where’s Welly said “I was absolutely thrilled that Heather got in touch to ask if The High School of Glasgow could use Where’s Welly as part of their Ships day.”

”On behalf of everyone at Oban lifeboat and the RNLI, I want to say thank you to everyone at The High School of Glasgow for their very generous donation.”

Leonie said “Ahead of what’s predicted to be a very busy summer for our volunteers, this donation will help ensure that our volunteers have the PPE, training and equipment necessary to keep saving lives at sea.”

Anyone wishing to take part in the Where’s Welly challenge can do so by visiting www.whereswelly.co.uk. The challenge can also be used as a fundraising activity by anyone, more information can be provided by contacting Leonie at press@obanlifeboat.co.uk.

RNLI/Leonie Mead

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