Buckie pupils are set ambitious Tanzanian target

Fundraising push is on for Buckie High School pupils.
Fundraising push is on for Buckie High School pupils.

PUPILS AND STAFF at Buckie High School have set themselves a target of £20,000 required to continue their long running exchange programme with a Tanzanian school.

Now in its 27th year, the schools’ Tanzanian Exchange Visit will see sixteen pupils and four staff members traveling to Tanzania and the Mawenzi Secondary School in October next year – with a return visit set to take place in June 2018.

A spokeswoman for the Moray school said: “For that we have set a series of fundraising events throughout the next year – and all of the money raised will pay for the Tanzanian pupils and staff, with the more we raise allowing more of them to be able to visit Scotland.

“Our target figure is £20,000 and our pupils have already raised £1300 towards this – which is a fantastic start.

“We would really appreciate it if local businesses could perhaps help us with any additional fundraising ideas – through donating raffle prizes, or perhaps businesses that might consider sponsoring some of the events. We would certainly like anyone who believes they can assist to contact us at the school.”

The series of events continues on October 15 with a Soup and Sweet in the Buckie North Church followed by five fundraising events in November, beginning with a Bake Sale in the school on November 3 and 4.

Up to date information on the school’s fundraising efforts can be found on their Facebook Page – while direct donations can also be made through a Just Giving Page.

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