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The Logie 100 Cookbook raises more than £2000 for school funds


By Garry McCartney

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Chloe Nicolson (6) cooking her great grandma's recipe for soup.
Chloe Nicolson (6) cooking her great grandma's recipe for soup.

A SMALL school has said a big thank you to the community for supporting its fundraiser.

Logie Primary School parent council launched the idea of The Logie 100 Cookbook last autumn, hoping to raise £1000 for school funds, and friends of the school, former pupils and staff offered recipes and spread the word.

Parent council member Moira Dennis confirmed the recipes collection has raised more than £2000 towards helping the school’s 33 pupils.

She said: “It raised more money than we had hoped, but also consolidated the ties between past and present pupils and staff, and the Dunphail community as a whole. This has been really important, particularly when we are all at risk of feeling isolated.”

She added: “The most popular recipes so far have been gooey choc chip cookies, sausage and apple bake, lemon drizzle cake (a recipe provided by the school’s community café) and Hungarian goulash.”

Charli Scott (11) cooking her recipe, gooey choc chip cookies.
Charli Scott (11) cooking her recipe, gooey choc chip cookies.

With the usual school fundraisers, including coffee mornings, Easter Extravaganza and Summer Fair, cancelled or postponed due to Covid-19, the money will prove a lifeline in 2021, paying for extras including outdoor kit such as waterproofs and hi-viz, school trips and educational resources.

However, Moira appreciates the benefits of the project beyond the income.

She said: “We’d like to thank our neighbours and friends who bought the book, then asked friends to and kept in touch by reviewing the recipes on The Logie 100 Facebook page.”

Logie parent council would also like to acknowledge how much local businesses have helped, including Moravian Digital Press who printed 450 copies, Logie Steading for offering sales space, and Finderne Development Trust for publicity.

The cookbook is on sale for £8 via the Logie Steading website, The Washington and Pearl’s Petcare.

Juno Laing (8) making Charli's gooey choc chip cookies.
Juno Laing (8) making Charli's gooey choc chip cookies.

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