Whithorn School fete raises £1800

Whithorn School fete sweetie jar winner
Whithorn School fete sweetie jar winner

Whithorn Primary School Parent Council held another extremely successful summer fete on Saturday 27th June.

They were blessed with fabulous weather and the event was well attended and enjoyed by all in the community.

They were overwhelmed with the amount raised; a fantastic £1800! They would like to thank everyone who donated items required, raffle prizes and who came along, they were well supported by local businesses such as; Whithorn Newsagents, Galloway’s Grocers, Merrick Leisure Centre, Galloway Activity Centre, Burrowhead Holiday Village, Central Cafe, Steampacket Inn, Newton Stewart Cinema, Sophie’s Sparkle, Priory Vet Centre, Peter Wareing Pottery, Faith, Hope & Charity shop, Galloway Massage, Hairdressing by Vanessa, and donations made by the Smith family and the smoothie-making bike on loan from the Todd family. Thank you to Greta Hawthorn and Carol-Ann O’Neil for running the raffle so ably. Thank you also to the Fire Brigade came along with their fire engine, and took part in the popular event of tug of war!

Mr Thomson, a popular teacher in school, and Bravehearts very own Willie Martin kindly volunteered to be in the stocks, as a long line of children queued to throw wet sponges at them! The Parent Council had a yummy baking stall, cupcake decorating, teas and coffees, lots of fun games, a bouncy slide, face and nail painting, bottle stall, book folding, fairy cards by Lyn Kilite and Galloway Activity Centre put on laserquest, archery and a mountain bike assault course challenge! They even had a visit from special guest stars Mickey & Minnie Mouse!

Garlieston Primary School, who are partnered with Whithorn, also had two raffles and ran the hook the duck.

Huge thanks must go to Hazel Smith, Mel Sharp, Katie McCormick and Tracey Jolly for organising the whole event. Hazel Smith also undertook a consultation for the proposed nursery garden development and gained lots of ideas, comments and support from members of the community. In addition, as it was International Scoliosis Awareness Day she had a stall informing people about scoliosis, as girls between nine and 14 are most likely to develop a curvature in the spine and early detection is recommended. Hazel met two others in Whithorn with scoliosis and hopes she helped spread the word about this condition.