Fundraising the Porsche way

Fancy getting your hands on the wheel of a Porsche? Who could resist? Not the children of Harmeny Education Trust, who were delighted to welcome cars and drivers from Region 1 of the Porsche Club GB to their grounds recently.

Overcast skies could not dampen the spirits of the drivers, who travelled in convoy from Carnwath along the A70 ‘Lang Whang’ to Balerno for a ‘car and cake’ fundraising event at the school. They were supporting Harmeny’s Learning for Life Appeal – and today’s learning was all about the ins and outs of the iconic Porsche experience.

A team from Fresh Car Valeting gifted time to safe-clean members’ cars in return for a donation towards the appeal. With the generous support of Porsche Club GB HQ, Porsche Centres Edinburgh and Perth, an additional raffle generated a further £230 towards a grand total donated on the day of £468.

Back at the cars, some of Harmeny’s pupils got the chance to find out more about these high-end stars of the road and to sit at their steering wheels. Screeching from the carpark was not the sound of cars tearing for the gates but of excited children, chuffed to bits to take a seat in these amazing vehicles. They did so in the knowledge that their visitors were also doing their bit to develop the school’s facilities and future outreach. Huge thanks to all involved.

Find out more about the Learning for Life Appeal. Want to help? Get in touch with the school by phoning 0131 449 3938 or emailing admin@harmeny.org.uk