Well done Emma!


Emma Scott, one of the young people taking part in this year’s Young Leader Development Programme (YLDP) has raised a remarkable £1,763.70 for Ocean Youth Trust Scotland.

Her fundraising efforts started off with a talk at the New Year School Assembly on the first day back at school to get the support of her peers and teachers. Emma then went on to hand write letters to all of her friends and family, as well as a selection of local businesses asking for donations in return of a photographic diary of her experience of YLDP. While responses slowly started to come, Emma took her fundraising activities one step further.

Just before her prelims, she organised a Non-Uniform Day at school and sold a huge stack of pens (which were donated by her parents) which read “OYT SCOTLAND – ADVENTURE UNDER SAIL 2015. I helped Emma help others”. This was a huge success and boosted her funds significantly! As if this wasn’t enough, Emma then took part in the Island of Gigha Challenge, which is a sponsored cycle ride taking in the full length of the island – 11.5 miles. To her surprise and despite being the youngest competitor, Emma came 3rd which raised even more money.

Further fundraising activities included attending the Scottish Series Event with a stand and selling her pens, as well as attending a coffee morning and going round all the sailors coming into her local harbour in Tarbert. This is an absolutely fantastic achievement and on behalf of the whole team here at OYT Scotland we would like to thank Emma for all her effort, hard work and creativity. Without people like Emma we wouldn’t be able to deliver the work we do. Well done Emma!

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