Alex Bain completes 2017 London Marathon

Congratulations to School Manager Alex Bain, who completed the London Marathon again this year, raising funds for Guide Dogs. Alex, runner no 40807 is pictured below with his finisher’s medal. Donations to recognise his achievement and the training involved, can be made via his Justgiving page. Read more about his fundraising on KingdomFM.

Alex runs London Marathon 2017 for Guide Dogs

Alex Bain will be running the London Marathon again this year, raising funds for Guide Dogs. He is holding a fundraising bake sale in the department today. There are still plenty delicious cakes and home baking on offer. Support all his effort and training by buying a cake or two.

You can also donate through his justgiving page.

*Update: Total so far £320. Cakes and other sweet treats remain.

Computer Science supports Macmillan

The School hosted another successful Coffee Morning organised by Dr Ishbel Duncan. This year, September 30th is the UK’s annual biggest coffee morning in aid of MacMillan Cancer care. Some of the home baking and donations are pictured below. So far we’ve raised just over £120. Very, well done to everyone who participated. David Letham was named Best Baker.

UPDATE: The final amount raised by computer science was £173.30.


MacMillan Coffee Morning

Event details

  • When: 30th September 2016 10:45 - 16:30
  • Where: Cole Coffee Area

The yearly World’s Biggest Coffee Morning for MacMillan cancer support is on Friday 30th September.

Staff and students are invited to donate cakes, biscuits or home produce for sale on Friday morning from 10.45am in the JCB coffee area. Everyone is invited to bake, cook or donate either national delicacies or just something you want to share. In previous years we have also had home made jam and home grown fruit and vegetables for sale. For some recipe ideas see

Donations for a raffle are also welcome (to Ishbel or the School Office).

The MacMillan coffee morning raises money for nurses and counsellors to support cancer patients and their families. At home or hospice terminal and support care nursing costs £28 per hour and a counsellor costs £15 per hour.

Alex Voss: Great Scottish Swim for Macmillan

On August 27th, Alex Voss will be participating in the Great Scottish Swim 2016. Alex is swimming in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support, a charity that supports people affected by cancer to ensure no one faces cancer alone.

Alex was part of the CS swim team who completed the challenge last year.


Visit his JustGiving page and reward his hard work and support a great charity.

Worldwide Cancer Research: Charity Bake Sale

In 10 weeks time Alex Bain will be running the London Marathon for worldwide cancer research. As part of the fundraising he is having a charity bake sale in the school common area in the Jack Cole building today.


He has raised in excess of £325 so far. Help reward his training and support his fundraising, whilst sampling some of the delicious baking alternatively you can make a donation on justgiving.

Computer Science fundraisers: Dryathlons and Marathons

Alex Voss has completed a January Dryathlon for Cancer Research UK. Read about his recent exploration of mocktails and smoothies, and help him reach his target through justgiving.

Alex Bain will be running the London Marathon this year, for wordwide cancer research and has been busy fundraising with a car wash, calendars and a Burns Night. He will be holding a bake sale on Friday 19th February in the school. Help support all his hard work in training for the event.

Bake Sale: Children in Need 2015

Well done to Sophie, Caitlyn and Sarah who raised £265 pounds for Children In Need last week. They are pictured setting up shop, selling their delicious homemade cakes and a exercising a spot of merchandise quality control. Staff and students helped them raise a fabulous total.

Review their previous 2012 and 2013 cakes and fundraising through our blog posts. A great effort all round, we look forward to seeing you again next time.



Great Scottish Swim Success for CS team

The School participated in the Great Scottish Swim on Saturday, the CS team comprising Percy Perez, David Symons, Julie Dunsire, Alex Voss and Ruth Letham were swimming for Médecins Sans Frontières. All team members completed the swim in under an hour. Before and after pictures were captured by Katja who travelled along to support the team.


Congratulations to all. Their target is £1k and they’re 97% there. You can still donate via