Culloden Academy S2 pupils praise Crocus Group support

Culloden Academy pupils Jasmine Unwin (left) and Aimi Kenyon (right) with Katie Gibb from The Crocus Group. Picture courtesy of Culloden Academy pupil Dylan Morrison.

In their presentation to the Highland Hospice Staff Gathering in Inverness on Wednesday (1st May 2019) two Culloden Academy S2 pupils, Aimi Kenyon and Jasmine Unwin, spoke passionately about the quality of bereavement support given to children by the Crocus Group.

Aimi and Jasmine are recent winners of Culloden Academy’s Youth and Philanthropy Initiative (YPI) Scotland venture hosted in February 2019 where judges and visitors alike were impressed by the girls’ confidence during the final.  

As YPI Scotland winners they were awarded £3,000 by the Wood Group for their representative charity, Crocus Group.  Aimi and Jasmine have embraced the challenge to raise a further £250 to help Crocus support more bereaved children in the local area.

Members of the Highland Hospice Staff Gathering audience were similarly impressed with the girls’ confidence, maturity and expression of empathy during their presentation. 

Katie Gibb, Community Fundraiser for Highland Hospice, said: “We have been blown away by the commitment of Aimi and Jasmine.  We are both delighted and grateful that they chose to participate in, and win, YPI for our Crocus Group.  It was further testament to their commitment to have them present at our staff gathering in Inverness recently.”

Councillor John Finlayson, Chair of Highland Council’s Care, Learning and Housing committee, said: “We are all very proud of Aimi and Jasmine for their achievements to date.  These young pupils are an asset to their school and local community and we wish them well in their future fundraising efforts.”

13 May 2019
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