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Teen Finlay Mckenzie praised for fundraiser which raised £279 to help local children with disabilities supported at the Nairn Academy Base


By Donald Wilson


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Finlay hands over the cheque to Jon at Nairn Academy.
Finlay hands over the cheque to Jon at Nairn Academy.

A 15-year-old student has raised funds to help local children with disabilities supported at the Nairn Academy Base.

Finlay Mckenzie decided to not only participate in World Downs Syndrome Day’s ‘Wear Odd Socks’ initiative, he also organised a coffee morning as well.

The event was part of his ASDAN (Award Scheme Development and Accreditation Network) programme.

Finlay told support staff he would like any money raised to help Out There, The Mobile Sensory Room, also based in Nairn, provide free places in their unique vehicle for children and families to enjoy.

Finlay was supported by staff at the Base and raised £279.

“It is amazing that Finlay managed to raise so much to help other local children with disabilities,” said Jon Lane, owner of the mobile sensory room. “This money will ensure a number of visits will be totally free for local families to enjoy during the long summer holidays.”

“We are all so proud of what Finlay has achieved with his fundraiser. He has worked so hard on his ASDAN units and raised such a large amount of money to help others,” said Ailene Cameron. pupil support assistant, at The Base, Nairn Academy.

Finlay and Ailene asked Jon if he would bring the Out There Mobile Sensory room to the school to show students and staff at The Base and to enable Finlay to hand over the cheque.


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