Moray School Bank receive boost from the Forres Highland Games

Debi accepts a cheque from the Forres Highland Games committee members Jim Lawther and Matt Matheson

THE MORAY SCHOOL BANK initiative has received another cash boost in recognition of their efforts to help families who struggle to meet the costs of kitting out their children for school.

Organisers of the Forres Highland Games held another successful event back in July – and have now moved to donate £600 from their proceeds to the school bank.

A spokeswoman said that the Highland Games recognised that their success was not only down to a committed group of volunteers and contestants, but also the many spectators from far and wide – and from the support of the local community itself.

The spokeswoman said: “The decision to support the Moray School Bank was not a difficult one – we wished to give something back to the community, and the focus of the games being on sport and participation we felt that supporting a group that care for the needs of children in the Forres area was the right thing to do.”

Moray School Bank chair, Debi Weir, accepted the cheque this week from Jim Lawther and Matt Matheson, Forres Highland Games committee members.

Debi said: “The aim of Moray School Bank, as a group of volunteers is to offer new school uniform and warm winter clothing to children living in financial hardship across Moray. Our hope to be able to improve the lives of children living in Moray by helping to lighten the financial burden of families facing hardship.

“We are committed to helping children be equal and to reach their potential at school – and we are very grateful for the support provided by Forres Highland Games.

“We have supported many children in the Forres area and the funding provided means that we can continue to offer our support with much needed sports clothing and equipment required for school.
“We would like to say a huge thank you to the Forres Highland Games for their kind donation.”