Kirkcaldy High School's helping hand for Fife charity

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

Tuesday, 21st March 2017, 11:41 am
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 10:57 am

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.

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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.