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Pupils get to name puppy

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A group of pupils from Crieff High School will have the honour of naming a Guide Dog puppy.

Nina Lang, Danielle Gillan, Eilidh Couser and Iona Lennox chose to support Guide Dogs Scotland after taking part in the Youth Philanthropy Initiative in conjunction with the local school.

The project aims to engage young people in social change and encourge them to participate “in the growing of compassionate communities”, according to those behind the project.

The Crieff group’s fundraising efforts have raised more than £1500 for Guide Dogs Scotland, which was the target amount to allow them to name a puppy.

The pupils met their goal last weekend after organising a musical extravaganza at the Green Hotel in Kinross.

Billed as ‘The Cold Wet Nose Appreciation Society’, the concert featured live performances from bands and musicians, including Sienna, who recreated their recent success on the T Break Stage at the T in the Park festival.

Afterwards, Crieff High School teacher Lesley Venters told the Herald: “We had a fantastic night and raised £1250 for Guide Dogs Scotland.

“This means that since we had already raised £605 that we are able to name and meet a puppy.

“We have decided to keep fundraising as our target is to raise another £1000, which means we will have more visits from the puppy.”


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