School’s tribute to local mums

Christopher Yeaman and Polly Cave presented the cheque at Newbigging Primary School to the Maggie Centre Dundee accepted by Valerie Busher with the school looking on.
Christopher Yeaman and Polly Cave presented the cheque at Newbigging Primary School to the Maggie Centre Dundee accepted by Valerie Busher with the school looking on.

NEWBIGGING Primary parent council handed over a cheque to Maggie’s Centre on Friday in honour of two former members who both fought cancer.

Four years ago, Elaine Yeaman, a keen musician and well-known community figure lost her life to the disease.

At that time her two sons attended Newbigging Primary while her daughter went to Carnoustie High.

Then in May of this year, Ruth Cave, a very active member of the parent council, lost her battle with cancer,

Ruth had attended every event and fund-raiser in the school she could manage in order to support her two daughters.

In September the school held their summer fete and it was decided to raise money for Maggie’s Centre in honour of the two mums.

The crowds swarmed to the event to enjoy a treasure hunt, tombola, face painting, refreshments, bouncy obstacle course, guess the cake weight and guess the number of sweeties in a jar.

And the school raised a grand total of £406.65, which was handed over to Valerie Busher from Maggie’s Centre on Friday afternoon.

Kathryn Foot, chair of the parent council said: “We’d like to take this opportunity to thank lots of people – the pupils for their flyer design and promotions, everyone who donated things or helped on the stalls and especially all the people who came along.

“We are all so lucky and proud to have such a supportive community and wonderful local school.”