Pupils are the cream of the crop for fund-raising

Dianne Stout is pictured receiving her cheque from the Strathmore pupils.

Dianne Stout is pictured receiving her cheque from the Strathmore pupils.

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Pupils at Strathmore Primary School have backed a project providing vital nutritional support for families in India.

The youngsters recently donated £100 to the Cow Project, which was started last year by Dundee couple Dianne and Brian Stout.

Mrs Stout is a member of Soroptimist International Dundee and friendship link co-ordinator with Soroptimist Kolkata, working with the Indian Institute for Mother and Child (IIMC). The institute supports mothers and children in the poorer parts of Bengal.

She had visited the school previously to talk about the project which provides families with a cow to provide milk for consumption and sale.

The IIMC looks after the project, buying the cows, finding mothers and ensuring that the cows are well looked after.

A cheque for £100, enough to buy a cow, was handed over by the pupils who had raised the money wth a Commonwealth Games-themed dress down day and who had been studying India in particular.

Dianne said: “I am humbled today to receive £100 for a cow from the caring children of Primaries 2,3 and 4 classes of whose idea it was to purchase a cow”.

She thanked all the children involved and told them what a huge difference the cow will make to a family. She also said that when she returns from her next trip to India she will be sure to send them a report of her visit.

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