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24/09/2015

CalMac helps bring pedal power to Craigmarloch School

CalMac staff with charitable donation to Craigmarloch School

Generous staff at CalMac dug deep during a dress down Friday and raised more than £1100 for Craigmarloch School in Port Glasgow.

Staff based at Gourock and Glasgow took part in a quiz, bingo, a raffle and a home baking sale all to raise much needed funds to help the additional needs school buy new cycling equipment.

"On behalf of everyone at the school, I would like to express our sincere thanks for your kind donation to our school funds, it is much appreciated, special thanks to Julie Mooney , Dugie MacTaggart and Brian Smith." said Craigmarloch's depute headteacher, Fiona Edgar.

"We are going to use the money for cycle helmets and equipment for school outings. All of our 140 plus pupils have additional support needs and will benefit from CalMac's generosity,"

CalMac operates 31 vessels across 49 routes serving communities up and down the west coast and is the UK's largest ferry operator.

One of the fundraising organisers, internal auditor, Dugie MacTaggart said:

"We have staff who have children attending Craigmarloch and we are always keen to support the fantastic work that they do. We were delighted to be able to help out to get them the extra PE equipment they need, thanks to everyone who donated."

Picture shows: Dugie hands over a cheque for £1145 to staff and pupils at Craigmarloch school

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