A Cumbernauld Primary School took to the playground for a walk with a Jurassic twist to raise funds for locally based disability charity, Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus (SBH) Scotland.
Every year group at Eastfield Primary School took it in turns to participate in their daily fitness mile around their playground with a special guest from SBH Scotland, their mascot, Spiney the Diney! They are the very first school participating in the new Dino-Stomp Challenge run by the charity to raise funds to help run social groups and provide support for local families affected by the lifelong, complex disabilities of spina bifida and/or hydrocephalus.
After a very exciting day, the Primary School announced that the pupils had raised a staggering £3,483.20 which they were only to happy to present to Spiney.
Lesley McPhee, Head Teacher at Eastfield said, “We are committed to the health and wellbeing of our pupils here at Eastfield. What better way to get excited about staying active than getting involved with the Dino-Stomp which has the added benefit of supporting an important charity who are virtually on our doorstep and need our help.
She continued, “We’re overwhelmed at raising such a huge amount and I’d like to thank all the parents, children and staff who got involved.”
With a family support centre based in Dullatur, SBH Scotland provide a lifetime commitment of support and information to anyone affected by the rare, complex disabilities of spina bifida and/or hydrocephalus. They offer a range of services across Scotland including 1-2-1 support in home, hospital and nurseries/schools, a helpline, health and wellness clinics and support groups and outings.
Deborah Roe, Director of Fundraising at SBH Scotland said; “We’re incredibly grateful to Eastfield Primary for putting in such a tremendous effort and for smashing the Dino-Stomp Challenge! We are truly overwhelmed by the money donated and thank everyone who generously gave. The past couple of years have been incredibly difficult for us and as things start to open up again the demand on our support services continues to grow. In order to raise over £1million this year we need help more than ever and having the support of the local community means everything to us.”