After a fun filled day of fancy dress, head shaving, leg waxing and general fundraising a grand total of £1025 was raised by the school for Children in Need. This is a truly fantastic achievement and everyone involved did a fantastic job showing just how charitable the pupils and staff of Preston Lodge really are.
12 lucky S6 pupils made the trip through to the BBC studios in Glasgow in the evening to present a cheque and also be filmed as part of the live broadcast. En-route to the studios they contacted the Chris Evans Radio 2 Drive Time show explaining how the school had raised money and in the closing moments of his show Preston Lodge got a mention.
Playing Russian Roulette with raw and boiled eggs on National TV however did not come close to having their pictures taken with top celebrities such as Des Clark, Gray O’Brien (Tony Gordon, Coronation Street), Miss Scotland and Billy McElhaney (Jimmy Mullen, River City). A great day of positive media coverage on both National Radio and TV and a great deal of fun getting it – Well Done Everyone!
Here’s a YouTube clip of Preston Lodge live on the BBC for Children in Need!
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