Jump Rope for Heart day is big success for Southmuir

Rod Innes from British Heart Foundations receives a cheque for �905.68.
Rod Innes from British Heart Foundations receives a cheque for �905.68.

Southmuir Primary School has raised almost £1,000 for the British Heart Foundation after itsrecent ‘Jump Rope for Heart’ event.

The school held the hour-long sponsored skip on Friday, June 6 with 269 children taking part from morning and afternoon nurseries as well as P1-7.

Ewan McDouglas, from B&Q Dundee, and Violet Simpson, from Tesco Forfar, donated washing lines which staff cut up for pupils to use on the day - and then take home to keep skipping after school.

A large box of skipping ropes and resources was provided by the British Heart Foundation as well for use before the event for the children to practice with.

The children practised every playtime and lunchtime to perfect their skipping.

Strathmore Water generously donated bottles of water for all the children taking part which was very much welcomed on the day with the beautiful sunny weather.

Rod Innes, a volunteer with the British Heart Foundation, attended a recent assembly to accept the cheque for £905.68.

The total raised was £1,132.10, with 80 per cent being sent to British Heart Foundation and 20 per cent retained for school funds.

Southmuir Primary wishes to thank the pupils, staff, parents and relatives for taking part, assisting and sponsoring the event. They also thank Ewan McDougal of B&Q and Violet Simpson of Tesco for the washing line and Jenny Harkin of Strathmore Water for the bottles of water.