Carrick schools sing out for Hansel

CARRICK schools are using their choirs to raise money for people with disabilities this Christmas.

Girvan’s Invergarven School and Maybole’s St Cuthbert’s Primary are among 16 Ayrshire institutions taking part in a festive fundraising initiative involving the county’s children and their Christmas carols.

Ayrshire schoolchildren will be in place in Glasgow prestigious Prince’s Square throughout early December entertaining Glasgow shoppers as part of the Glasgow Loves Christmas festivities.

And while the Carrick pupils will not be venturing quite so far afield, they will be filling South Ayrshire supermarkets at Ayr and Prestwick with seasonal good cheer in aid of Ayrshire charity Hansel.

St Cuthbert’s headteacher Gemma Rooney confirmed the Maybole schoolchildren will be taking centre stage at Tesco in Ayr tomorrow from 1.30-2.15pm, where shoppers will be asked to dig deep and support the work of Hansel Village and its residents.

Invergarven’s singing stars will be in the spotlight at Sainsbury’s, Prestwick, on December 13 from 10.15-11.15am in a show that headteacher Jane Gordon said would be a great way to wish a Merry Christmas to all.

“The children are delighted to be entertaining the shoppers at Sainsbury’s,” she said. “It will be a great experience for our young people, building their confidence and encouraging them to be an active part of their community.”

Sheila McLean, Fundraising Co-ordinator with Hansel, said the charity is grateful to all the schools for taking part.

“The children and the shoppers both enjoy the singing and it really just puts everyone in a great mood and sprinkles that all important Christmas feeling,” she said.