This year’s 6th Year Charity was the Scottish Association for Mental Health (SAMH).
At the end of Session 2015/16, S6 were delighted to present a cheque to the charity for the highest amount ever fundraised by Wellington School— £35,716.07. This sum is the product of hard work and the generosity of parents, staff and pupils.
Senior 6 worked tirelessly to achieve this amount of money. The Fun Run, Cake and Candy stalls and of course the annual “Wellie Wade” raised a significant sum of money for SAMH. The Welly Wade saw S6 take a lunchtime dip in the icy waters of the Firth of Clyde, cheered on by a large group of pupils and staff. There were a few chattering teeth afterwards, which were soon brought under control by the hot chocolate and dry towels on offer.
We͛re not convinced if the water was any warmer but in June, Head Boy Patrick Smith undertook an incredible challenge—a swim from the Lady Isle to Ayr (arriving on the beach in front of the school)! Fellow S6 pupil, Daisy Mitchelson and members of the Troon Rowing Club kept the pace, rowing alongside Patrick. Iona Murdoch, Hayley Drummond and Loren McMunnigall undertook the Colour Me Rad 5k in Edinburgh, another admirable show of support for mental health services in Scotland.
Frenchie, a presenter from Alan Shaw’s drive time show interviewed a group of pupils about fundraising for their chosen charity and the beautiful song written by Mr Levif, Come Hail or Storm. The song is still available on iTunes so please give it a listen.
Heartfelt thanks must be paid to everyone who have undertook arduous walks and runs, baked for cake and candy stalls and donated at school events. The dedication and commitment of so many should be commended and in particular, Mr & Mrs Wyllie who ran 5 marathons in 5 days all in the name of SAMH.
On behalf of S6, thank you for your support and generosity!