Whithorn Primary School ‘Dress Up and Dance Day’ for Macmillan Cancer Support

P4-5-6 class dance. SGGY 230614 4
P4-5-6 class dance. SGGY 230614 4

A really fantastic day was had by all at Whithorn Primary School’s ’Dress Up and Dance Day’ last Wednesday to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support.

This event is a national one arranged to encourage young people to support this worthwhile charity whilst having great fun! All the children at the school and nursery paid £1 to wear their favourite dance outfit and then performed their dance routines, choreographed by themselves in front of friends and family who also made donations. The whole school (including staff) also performed a main dance at the beginning and end of the afternoon. The sun shone and the event was really well supported by the local community and the entertainment was thoroughly enjoyed by all.

In addition, Holly Martin, a very kind hearted and brave P4 pupil also had her first hair cut in front of everybody, 16 inches of her beautiful hair was cut and posted off immediately to the Little Princess Trust so that it can be made into a wig for a child undergoing cancer treatment. Holly has been raising money for Marie Curie Cancer Care via sponsor forms her parents have and online at https://www.justgiving..com/Holly-Martin2/ She was also given prizes from companies supporting her and these were placed in a silent auction at the Dress Up & Dance Day.

The School would like to thank Central Cafe, Whithorn, Whithorn Newsagents and Sainsbury’s in Newton Stewart for their donations. Thanks also to the staff, pupil council and parent council for their help in organising beforehand and on the day itself. The grand total of £310 was raised, so thank you to everybody involved and to the parents and wider community for their support.’