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Pupils and catering staff get fundraising

It’s been pretty active on the fundraising front for pupils and school meals catering staff in all Renfrewshire primary schools of late.

Amongst them, pupils and school meals catering staff at Bushes Primary School in Paisley donned their red noses and helped boost the funds being raised for Comic Relief.

Elsewhere, pupils and catering staff in St Peter’s Primary held fundraising events for the Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund (SCIAF), the official aid and international development charity of the Catholic Church in Scotland.

It’s been 25 years since Red Nose Day first burst onto our screens. School meals catering staff celebrated this year’s Red Nose Day by putting on a red-themed menu that included tomato and lentil soup, cheese pepper pizza, strawberry ice cream and Red Nose biscuits. Fundraising events, a dress down day for pupils and staff, home baking and raffles were also held.

Councillor Eddie Devine, Convener of Renfrewshire Council’s Environment Policy Board, said: “Bringing about positive and lasting change in the lives of poor and disadvantaged people by investing in work that addresses people’s immediate needs, as well as tackling the root causes of poverty and injustice is a key aim for Comic Relief and SCIAF.

“Similar efforts repeated in schools, homes and workplaces across Renfrewshire throughout the year contribute to transforming lives here in the UK and abroad.”

Councillor Jacqueline Hendry, Convener of the Education Policy Board, said: “SCIAF work in over 16 countries across Asia, Africa and Latin America, to help some of the poorest people in the world, regardless of religion work their way out of poverty.

“Today’s fundraising efforts for both charities will make a contribution to that work and raise the profile of how much work still has to be done to tackle poverty.”