Lionacleit fundraiser for medical machine

lionacleit fundraiser


A total of £1,250 was raised by Sgoil Lionacleit in Benbecula over the festive period to help pay for a medical scanner.

An Accuvein scanner is a small, portable machine costing around £3,500 which is used to find a vein when people are required to give blood samples or have a drip inserted.

Fundraising for the scanners was started by the late Iain Morrison of Barvas in Lewis, with a view to providing a machine for every area in the Western Isles. Sadly, Iain did not see his dream realised but when his close family said they were eager to bring his wishes to fruition various communities took up the baton.

Over the years it has been a custom at Sgoil Lionacleit to organise a retiring collection after the Christmas assembly with the proceeds going to a local charity. It was decided that the money collected at the Christmas 2015 assembly should go towards the Accuvein scanners, along with the proceeds of the Christmas concert. In addition to the feast of entertainment at the concert the audience was able to enjoy tea, coffee and home baking during the interval in exchange for donations towards the Accuvein fund.

More money was raised when pupils purchased photographs taken of them in all their finery at the annual dance held in the school on 16th December.

The organisers of these activities at Sgoil Lionacleit expressed their thanks to everyone who helped to raise the amazing total of £1,250 in 10 days.

Pictured are S6 pupils Innes MacDonald and Rachael MacDonald.