During the recent Ice Bucket Challenge craze, Mr McKenna, S6 Year Head, was challenged by his pupils to take part. Mr McKenna set a goal to raise £500 for MND Scotland, and within a week, over £550 was kindly donated. As Mr McKenna completed the challenge, in his suit and tie, in front of his year group, he nominated the Pupil Leadership Team and the Head Teacher, Mr Smith, to join in during charities week. They all took part and the pupils witnessed the hilarious soaking of Mr Smith.
On Monday 15/12/14, Ian McWhitter, Head of fundraising at MND Scotland, visited Mearns Castle to thank the pupils for their kind donation and picked up a cheque for £800! This money would fund the care of a patient living with Motor Neurone Disease for almost a year. A huge thanks goes to the pupils and staff at Mearns Castle who participated in the ice bucket challenge and donated to MND Scotland. A special mention should go to Hannah Dodds and Martin Lyttle S6 for organising the event.