Galloway goes all out for Red Nose Day

Garlieston & Sorbie schools raised the amount of �74.95 for Comic Relief by dressing up in as much red as possible taking part in 'red' activities and also served a yummy 'red' lunch by our catering manager, Denise Maxwell.
Garlieston & Sorbie schools raised the amount of �74.95 for Comic Relief by dressing up in as much red as possible taking part in 'red' activities and also served a yummy 'red' lunch by our catering manager, Denise Maxwell.

THE region came together last Friday to help the nation raise over £75 million for charities in the UK and abroad.

With sponsored walks, dress-ups, sporting trials, penny collections, leg waxing and much more, Dumfries and Galloway did the charity proud.

The annual fundraiser spurred local schools, businesses and groups to have fun and bring in the cash.

The boys and girls at Leswalt Primary had a fun day and arrived at school in their pyjamas as well as holding the Great Leswalt Bake off and sold off delicious home baking.

The enterprise project for P1-4 class, Smarty Pants, created and sold fridge magnets, book marks and ornaments, with a Scottish theme. Primary 5-7 designed and sold their Scottish quiz sheets with the eventual winners being the Anderson family.

In the afternoon of 15th March the whole school came together with parents and family to watch Leswalt’s Got Talent.

Pupils signed up to audition for Mrs Baillie and the finalists performed in front of the judging panel which consisted of Harold Mc Cracken, Nina Agnew, Claire Agnew and Mrs Mc Knight.

There was a wide variety of talent on display from saxophone and piano playing to singing, dancing and cheerleading. After all 12 acts had performed the judges had the difficult job of selecting the winners. Millie and Ethan Smith did a wonderfully choreographed dance routine together, and were rewarded for their efforts with chocolate Easter eggs.

After all the fun the boys and girls of Leswalt raised £250 for Comic relief.