Youth taking the Initiative to help Purple Caffe11 February, 2018
Youth taking the Initiative to help Purple Caffe
We were delighted to welcome Felicity Johnston and her family along to our February meeting at Rothes Halls in Glenrothes. Felicity, a second-year pupil at St. Columba’s High School in Dunfermline is part of a team taking part in the Youth Philanthropy Initiative project.
Felicity told us about the background to the initiative, and why her group chose Purple Caffe Fife:
It’s an annual competition for S2 pupils. The prize is £3,000 for the winning team’s chosen charity.
My group chose the Purple Caffe because the little sister of one of our team members has epilepsy and Purple Caffe helped her and her family. We thought we’d do something to repay their help, kindness and generosity.
During the course of the project, I made a picture quiz and sold them to the teachers in the school at £1 a go. It went well and we raised £30. Despite the quiz being about cakes the quiz wasn’t won by a Home Economics teacher! It was one by one of the French teachers – quelle surprise!
We created leaflets and during our presentation we showed people what to do if someone had an epileptic seizure. It helped us to win our class final. As a result we will now go forward to the overall final near the end of February.
I came to the Purple Caffe’s pop-up meeting at the Rothes Hall on Thursday 1 February and presented the cheque to the trustees on behalf of my team.
During the meeting, Felicity took time out to ask Niall Shaw, Chair of Purple Caffe Fife some questions about the charity.