RGC staff and pupils collect for pyjamas and toiletries for AberNecessities

In a year where it’s not been possible to host in-person fundraising events, the Charities Committee and some of its individual members have raised over £6,650 for local causes. 

Consisting of pupils from S1 to S6, the charities select a number of local charities to support throughout the year and this year funds were raised for AberNecessities, Instant Neighbour and the Aberdeen RNLI.

In December pupils raised over £690 and rallied up peers, parents and staff at the College to collect food donations for Instant Neighbour. A van full of food was sent off to the charity to help give support to some of the most vulnerable people in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire and made this the biggest food collection of the committee to date.

Also during the run up to Christmas, the committee arranged a come as you please day to raise funds for AberNecessities where pupils were asked to make a donation on the day which raised £960. 

To support the fundraising efforts for AberNecessities, The Big Pizza Night In was arranged in partnership with Makin’ the Dough where pupils, parents and staff bought pizza packs to join a live cook-a-long at home. The event raised over £1,000 and engaged the whole College community with children in Nursery all the way through to Senior School getting involved along with over 40 staff members taking part. 

Pupils took the challenge of raising money during a pandemic in their stride and arranged their own initiatives to raise money for the causes. 

Runo (S4) set himself the challenge of cycling 100 miles and running 100km for AberNecessities and exceeded his target of £3,000 raising £3,748 for the charity. In addition, Moven (S2) put flyers through the door of her neighbours raising £150 and used this to buy pyjamas and toiletries to donate to AberNecessities. 

The Aberdeen RNLI was also supported this year and Christiana Dougal in S5 raised £269 after arranging wellies to be placed in the Nursery and Primary School to be filled with pennies to donate. 

Mrs Wood, Teacher of History and one of the Charities Committee leaders said: “The support from the whole RGC Community this year has been amazing. The commitment of our S6 student leaders and individual pupils has been inspiring. A huge thank you to everyone who has played their part this year.”