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Donation for Kingspark Primary

Tuesday, 09 October 2018

Thorntons Solicitors recently visited Kingspark Primary School in Dundee to donate a batch of iPads which will help with weekly classroom activities.

The iPads were purchased through donations at the annual Sports Challenge Dinner in Dundee.  The dinner raised a total of £35,000 with the proceeds being donated to Dundee charity The Yard and Children’s Aid.

The charity event organised by Thorntons Solicitors and Thorntons Investment Management, took place in May at Apex City Quay Hotel & Spa. It saw 300 guests go head to head in Question of Sport style quiz rounds while raising funds for local children’s charities.

The evening featured a premier sporting line-up with hosts, rugby legend Andy Nicol and Sky Sports’ pundit Alan McInally, as well as special guest, Rangers legend and former Scotland international Ally McCoist.

Donations from guests on the night meant 50 iPads could be purchased to support children with additional learning needs, including pupils from Kingspark School in Dundee.

The Yard, which runs adventure play services for disabled children, young people and their families, is currently in shared premises at Rainbow House in Dundee. They are fundraising to build a brand new, purpose-built play centre in Dundee.

Long running beneficiary of the Sport Challenge Dinner is Children’s Aid which donates money to a variety of children’s charities across Scotland.

Caroline Kelly, Partner at Thorntons, said: “It’s been another fantastic year for Sports Challenge benefiting several local charities and projects. We were delighted to present them with a cheque this week and are already looking ahead to raising more funds at next year’s event.” 

Celine Sinclair, CEO at The Yard, said: “On behalf of all the children and families The Yard supports, we would like to say a massive ‘Thank you!’ to the Thorntons team for organising such a wonderful event and raising such a fantastic total. Thanks also go to all the guests who contributed to this fabulous fundraising effort.

“The funding will make a real difference in Dundee and the surrounding area by allowing us to support even more local disabled children and their families through our weekend family sessions. You have also helped us take an important step on our journey to creating our brand new, purpose built centre to house The Yard Dundee in the next few years.”

For more details on Thorntons and its services visit www.thorntons-law.co.uk.

For more details on The Yard visit www.theyardscotland.org.uk/the-yard-dundee

 

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