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Dumfriesshire students bag charity grants

Students from across the region competed against each other for charity

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By Ben Murray
Annan and Eskdale
Dumfriesshire students bag charity grants

ACADEMIES across the region have secured £3000 grants for various charities after students became advocates for their community.

The Wood Foundation’s Youth and Philanthropy Initiative (YPI) took place in over 250 schools across the UK and saw children researching and representing causes to support those with disability conditions.

At the final presentations, students gave an in-depth presentation to convince YPI to give them a £3000 grant.

Thanks to the effort of the Lockerbie Academy team, they successfully secured the grant for D&G Handyvan, which offers small repairs and home support across Dumfriesshire.

Annan Academy also snagged a win, awarding their £3000 to Moffat Youth Centre.

And both Dumfries Academy and Dumfries High School succeeded with their presentations, donating their winnings to Women’s Aid and SANDS respectively.

Alongside these, Dalbeattie High School won a grant for the Dalbeattie Community Initiative, North West Community Campus won a grant for Dumfries and Galloway Mental Health Association, and St Joseph’s College won for The Food Train.

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