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Tain Royal Academy pupils' 'incredibly insightful' presentation wins local charity Kats Second Editions £3000

By Iona M.J. MacDonald

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The winning Tain Royal Academy YPI group.
The winning Tain Royal Academy YPI group.

Students from Tain Royal Academy students secured £3000 for local charity Kats Second Editions with an "incredibly insightful" presentation that "brought home why the service is so important".

The Youth Philanthropy Initiative (YPI) is an active citizenship programme that empowers young people to make a difference in their community to causes they care about.

Through a programme of teamwork, research and competition, a year group participated and a team is then selected to win the £3000 award.

The winning team, made up of pupils Nieve Pettigrew, Abdullah Shabir, Katie Vass, Kyle Anderson, and Harrison Vetters, gave the best presentation on behalf of their chosen charity, Kats Second Editions.

An Easter Ross and Sutherland charity, Kats Second Editions was set up to help families who are in need of clothing and equipment.

Kats Macleod from Kats Second Editions said: "Thank you to five fantastic students from Tain Royal Academy – Katie, Nieve, Abdullah, Harrison and Kyle who have won £3000 for Kats Second Editions.

"As part of YPI they chose to work with us to raise awareness amongst their peers of what we are all about. Their presentation blew me away and was incredibly insightful, it really brought home why our service is so important within our local community. The money will go towards helping us with our fuel costs, supporting with our new 'project storage' and helping with various clothing and toiletry emergencies that arise throughout the year.

"Thank you from the bottom of my heart. It has been such a pleasure to be a part of this with all of you. I would also like to congratulate all of the other teams who took part – it was obvious that you all worked incredibly hard for your chosen charities and organisations."

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