Arran in a Day raises vital cash for foodbank

Holly Campbell-Thomson, seen here with mum Lyndsay, is only 5 years old but still took part.

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Arran High School pupils have helped raise nearly £1,000 for Arran Foodbank by taking part in an Arran in a Day challenge.

The students each ran, cycled or walked at least 6kms – collectively covering more than 90kms – the distance around Arran. They initially hoped to raise more than £100 but the total already stands at £930 and is still climbing, exceeding all expectations.

Taking part were: Kaitlyn Haddow, Reuben Bowers, Jemma Totty, Harry Gilmore – along with his brothers Alfie and Charlie – Annie West, Annie McKelvie, Harriet Lucas, Megan Green, Brandon Owens, Rhiannon Gardiner, Cameron McNeish, Lewis Gregg and Oscar Urquhart-Dixon.

Holly Campbell-Thomson, who is only five years old, also took part with her mum Lyndsay, who teaches history at the school. Organisers Mrs Eileen Gregg and Mrs Jen Christie also completed the challenge.

Mrs Christie said: ‘The current amount raised stands at £930. I cannot believe it. Eileen and I are most grateful for the willingness of the pupils to take part and the generosity of the community, which has been outstanding.’

All the youngsters who took part will be awarded with a Saltire Award for volunteering when school starts back in August.

There is still time to donate at