Sense Scotland sings praises of Broomhill pupils

14 June 2016

We were delighted when a service-user's sister and her fellow pupils, popped in to present us with a cheque - and a performance from the school choir...

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Pupils, staff and parents from Broomhill Primary have been fundraising for Sense Scotland after pupil, Faye Stewart, nominated us.

Faye's sister Amy is supported by Sense Scotland and as a result, Faye has been a regular at TouchBase since she was born.

Faye's mum Wendy said: "Faye understands life for children with disabilities is not an easy one. Consequently, she has developed a very compassionate nature."

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When Faye's school were looking for a charity it could sponsor, she took the opportunity to champion the cause of her sister and to help Sense Scotland.

In competition with 13 other nominated charities, brave Faye spoke in front of an audience of 450 pupils and convinced them to sponsor Sense Scotland.

Choir performance

When Faye and her fellow pupils visited us at TouchBase to present the cheque they also treated staff and service-users to a beautiful performance from their school choir too.

Songs included fantastic renditions of Pharrell Williams' 'Happy', Leonard Cohen's 'Hallelujah' and also a song called 'Count on You'.

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At the end of the performance, Sense Scotland Chief Executive, Andy Kerr said: "What lovely last song choice. Count on you fits really well with this day."

Commenting on her certificate, Faye said: "I feel really proud and really happy".

Thank you Broomhill Primary

We'd like to say a massive thank you to everyone at Broomhill Primary, who raised over £1700 for Sense Scotland.

To show our appreciate, we also presented Broomhill Primary with framed spin art.

The money raised from Broomhill will be used to buy sports equipment, sensory room equipment and an electronic piano.

Find out how you can get involved with Sense Scotland.