Jul 3 2008 by Andrew McGilvray, Hamilton Advertiser
BECKFORD Primary School received a cash boost last week when a parents’ group, Friends of Beckford, dropped in to present a £1000 cheque.
Chairperson Arlene Hunter handed the cheque over to Mrs Doreen Gibson, head teacher at the Auchinraith Avenue school.
The group, which has been in existence for a year, raised the cash through several social events including prize bingo and a ‘fun night’.
Mrs Gibson said: “I was delighted to receive this cheque, as you might imagine. The cash will be used to buy a digital photoframe for the front of school, where we will display photographs of the children.
“We will also use it to buy activities for the ‘reward time’ sessions.
“This is Friends of Beckford’s first year, but it has been a very successful first year.”