Kirkcaldy High School’s helping hand for Fife charity

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A local charity was stunned this week to receive a donation of just short of £500 from Kirkcaldy High School pupils.

Refuge Fife, a group aimed at supporting refugees in Fife and across Europe, was sent a cheque for £497.60 by representatives of the school’s Charities Committee.

Marie Penman, who gave a talk about the work of Refuge Fife to KHS in November last year, said: “The pupils and staff had already donated hundreds of pounds following my visit there. They also collected a van-load of clothing for us to take over to the refugee camps in Europe. To send us yet more money is just incredible - we are so grateful.”

Headteacher Derek Allan was recently the guest speaker at Kirkcaldy Foodbank’s AGM, after which several bags of food were donated to the charity.

Refuge Fife will be holding their monthly donations day this Saturday (March 25) to collect clothes and shoes to send out to the refugee camps in Greece.

The drop-off point is the Church of the Latter Day Saints, on Winifred Crescent in Kirkcaldy, from 10am to 3pm.