This session has seen both SMC Aid and MES Aid reach new fundraising heights, collectively raising over £36,900 to help give back to the wider community.
SMC Aid undertook a number of charitable endeavours throughout the academic year, from non-uniform days and sweet sales to a sponsored sleep out. They managed to surpass their total community service hours from previous years and to fundraise an incredible £18,000. This total does not even include the brilliant efforts of S6 nor the work of the Malawi Fundraising or Amnesty Group. Some of the excellent causes to receive donations are Finlay’s Friends, St Columba’s Hospice, Social Bite and the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.
Next session, as requested by the current pupil membership, a large focus for SMC Aid will be fundraising to support Coronavirus-related causes as well as joining forces with the SMC Eco Committee with the exciting new launch of ‘Earth Aid’.
MES Aid have had a similarly fantastic year of fundraising. MES Aid focused largely on three main charities this year; one local, one national and one international. Their chosen local charity was Edinburgh based Streetwork, MS Scotland was their national charity and the Chesney Trust was their international charity. These three organisations were amongst many to benefit from the extraordinary £18,900 that MES Aid worked hard to fundraise through numerous events such as cake and candy sales, food bank collections, ‘Slipper Day’ and the Forth One Christmas Appeal.
Well done to both SMC Aid and MES Aid for all of your hard work throughout the last session. We would also like to thank the ESMS community for their phenomenal support and generosity which has helped us to make a difference to many.