Non-uniform day brings in charity cash

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PUPILS from the high school showed their charitable side as they raised a fantastic amount for the Anthony Mundell Memorial Fund.

The school’s charity committee nominated the fund as their local good cause this year.

And a non-uniform day recently helped to rake in £672.

Teacher Willie McKay, who runs the charity committee, told the Hawick News: “Mrs Mundell had approached us through the headteacher to see if we would adopt the Memorial Fund as our chosen charity.

“As a coincidence though we had already decided, because Anthony was a popular former pupil, and because his brother Chandler is a third-year pupil at the school, to raise money for the tremendous cause.”

Headteacher Alan Williamson is pictured accepting the cheque from pupils, which will be passed on to The Memorial Fund.

The fund was set up in memory of Anthony Mundell who passed away in February 2009, after battling renal cell carcinoma for three years. It aims to raise funds which would provide respite care opportunities for families, support for families, and give a donation to a child who needs life extending medication not funded by the Scottish Medicines Consortium.