Youth and Philanthropy Initiative 2016

From September to December 2016 our S6 pupils have been researching local charities who could benefit from winning £3000 from Youth and Philanthropy Initiative Scotland. YPI promotes a sense of responsibility, respect and a commitment to building compassionate communities. Pupils researched their chosen charities and gave presentations on why their nominated charity would benefit. The winning groups then went through to the Bishopbriggs Academy final on 5th December 2016.

The standard of presentations was extremely high and judges had a difficult decision to make.  However, following a superb and passionate presentation the winning group, comprising of Thomas Elvin, Ross Gill, Ross Gribben and Ross Gillies, secured the £3000 cheque for Cathleen’s Cabin.  Cathleen’s Cabin provides a holiday home in Dunoon which can be used to give enjoyment and respite to families and individuals who are experiencing ill health.  Many of those who benefit are referred through Rachel House Children’s Hospice in Kinross and Robin House Children’s Hospice in Balloch.  Cathleen’s Cabin was founded by Maddie McCance in memory of her mother, Cathleen McCarthy who strongly believed in the benefits of a holiday for both an individual child and their whole family.  The charity has been hosting holidays for families since 2010.
The winning group are pictured presenting their cheque to Maddie McCance, founder of Cathleen’s Cabin.
Winners of 2016 YPI Final.
Winning YPI group