THE chair of Colgrain Primary School’s parent teacher council says their spring fun day on Saturday was one of their most successful fund-raisers yet.

The PTC managed to raise £1,700 for the school to buy supplies and organise events.

Children were entertained with face painting, three bouncy castles, a bouncy slide, sumosuits and children’s games like hook the duck.

The PTC’s chair, Lucy Wright said: “It was fantastic – a huge success.

“We raised the most money that we have in a few years, so we were very pleased.”

The PTC sold £5 wristbands for the event which gave children unlimited turns on the bouncy castle, sumo suits and a burger or hot dog and drink and try at the tombola.

Lucy told the Advertiser: “It was a deal people couldn’t refuse. We had people from Helensburgh and Rosneath come to the event and to see our school and what we do.

“We have people from all areas come to our school, so we wanted to make sure everyone could attend and that no one missed out, so we thought if we could offer something like this that would be good.”

The money raised through wristband sales, the barbecue and stalls selling cakes, old toys, games and books will go towards funding the school dance, which the pre-5 class joining the school after summer are invited to.

Money will also go the drama department and to giving the primary 7 class £100 to put towards their leaving party in June.

Lucy thanked all the volunteers who made the event such a success.

“We are very lucky in Helensburgh,” she said. “We have a very good community support.

“All you have to do is email someone and they are happy to help.

She added: “With people always willing to help and donate things the you need to worry about is the weather and luckily we had good weather.”