Housebuilder donation makes camping adventure a reality for Bonnyrigg youngsters


Pupils carried out bucket collections at a Bonnyrigg Rose football match

PUPILS at Lasswade Primary in Bonnyrigg are looking forward to a camping adventure thanks to a donation from local housebuilder, Walker Group.

The primary 7 youngsters are fundraising for a two-night summer camping trip in Ford Castle, Northumberland where they’ll enjoy archery, kayaking and orienteering as well as a silent disco and toasted marshmallows around the fire. The pupils have been exploring ways to fund the trip including bag packing in supermarkets, car boot sales, Grow a Pound and bucket collections at local sports clubs.

Walker Group, part of the Springfield Group, has agreed to match the school’s fundraising efforts up to £1,000.

The developers are building new homes at One Dalhousie, within walking distance of the school. Development consultant Luca Tropea said, “A key part of our ethos at Walker, and indeed across all the homebuilding brands within the Springfield Group, is to support local schools, charities and groups wherever possible. It’s great we’re able to offer support to the pupils at Lasswade Primary so all the children that want to go, can enjoy their summer camping trip.

“We’re especially pleased to see the children working so hard to do their own fundraising to make their trip possible and delighted to match their activities.”


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