Ten special schools in Edinburgh have received a share of £13,000 raised by staff at Lothian Buses during 2015.

Each year the schools receive money raised by employees who make weekly and monthly contributions from their salary to a special fund that was set up by Unite Union’s SC21 Branch over 30 years ago.

The group includes Gorgie Mills, Kaimes School, Prospect Bank School, Braidburn School, Rowanfield School, Oaklands School, Pilrig Park School, St Crispin’s, Redhall School and Woodlands School.

Duncan McBride, Chairman of Unite SC21 Branch, said: “It’s always a delight to visit the schools and meet some of the pupils when we give them the money raised. Thanks to the generosity of the staff at Lothian Buses, this year we were able to donate more than ever before to these schools.”

Each school was presented with a cheque for £1,000 whilst St Crispin’s School received the annual ‘jackpot’ of £4,000, which is rotated among all the schools.

Sarah Dickinson, St Crispins School, said: “We are delighted to be part of the Lothian Buses Employees programme and it’s always a delight to receive their support.

“We’re really pleased to receive the jackpot this year and will use the money to buy sensory toys for the children.”