THEY CALL THEMSELVES the MAD group – but the senior pupils at Buckie High School are perfectly sane in their desire to help refugees arriving in Moray.
Pupils at the school have been looking at how they can best help and as a starting point they are inviting local people to call in on them for a cup of coffee – or tea if they wish – on March 19.
As well as good chat and tea, coffee and soft drinks there will be a bake sale with homemade biscuits on offer alongside information on the current refugee crisis, with a donation table laid aside for those who have general household items they might wish to donate.
Local Highland League side Buckie Thistle will also be on hand with a club merchandise stall.
A spokeswoman for the pupils said: “An entry fee of £3 for adults and £2 for children or concessions will, we hope, bring a healthy donation to the ‘Moray Supports Refugees’ group, a community-led organisation who have been doing a great deal of work to ensure that the refugee families receive a warm welcome in Moray.
“Our Make A Difference (MAD) group will be working hard to make a success of this event which is being held at the Buckie South and West Church Hall, alongside the Lidl store, on Saturday, March 19 from 9.30am until 11.30am – we hope to see as many people as possible dropping in.”