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As a family, Wellington is committed to supporting our community. This is especially true in trying times.

Two years ago, one of our Nursery children was diagnosed with leukaemia shortly after his 2nd birthday. This little fighter endured gruelling chemotherapy but in spite this, he has faced every day with incredible bravery and a wide smile. We are now two years on from chemo and this destructive illness has returned. The next step is a stem cell transplant and thankfully, there is a donor match.

Wellington has been knocked hard by the Brodie family’s story. The courage and unity they have shown is truly remarkable and we now want to show our solidarity by giving something back. The Schiehallion Ward in the Glasgow Children’s Hospital has been the epicentre of the Brodies’ world for years now and the hospital staff have been a constant source of support and care. The Brodies are part of our family and we want to raise as much as we can to pay for something for the children in the Schiehallion Ward or a piece of necessary equipment.

There are three fundraising activities taking place over the next month which we would urge you to support either by taking part, donating or simply by offering your moral support.

Mr Cox’s Munro Challenge 

1st -29th of September

Charlotte and Laura in Primary 6 have made Mr Cox, Junior School Headmaster, a fabulous banner which he intends to brandish at the top of every munro he climbs over the next month. Tomorrow, Saturday the 1st of September, he is attempting five adding on more every week (depending on the weather). A donation bucket will be placed on Mrs Paton’s desk so if you would like to make a small donation, we would encourage you to do so. The bucket will remain in Drumley until the 29th September.

Superhero Day

Friday 7th of September

Inspired by this photo of our young superhero, the Nursery staff and children are hosting a ‘Superhero Morning’ next Friday, 7th September. Children and staff should come to Nursery, if they wish, dressed as their favourite Superhero. Outdoor Nursery have a Superhero theme for the day as well.

Meanwhile, Primary 1-6 are planning to walk to the new playpark at the seafront on Friday afternoon and enjoy playing for half an hour, shaking some buckets en-route and raising some money for this worthy cause.

All children are asked to bring a small donation on Friday, as we think about the Brodie family and send them our thoughts and support.

P7 and S2 Goat Fell Climb

8th or 15th of September

Finally, a group of pupils and parents, organised by the Cooke and Robinson families plan to climb Goat Fell on the Isle of Arran on the 8th of September (in case of inclement weather, the 15th).

Mrs Hunter, one of the participants and contact for Wellington says ‘most of you know the Brodie family and what they are going through. They have been so brave dealing with this awful illness. Let’s raise as much as we can to help all the children who battle with illness every day in the Schiehallion Ward.’ If you would like to get involved, please email lhunter@wellingtonschool.org asap!

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