Over the final couple of months every year, our students are always busy fundraising for various charities. The following good causes have been supported by the St. Kilian’s school community this school year to-date:
Team Hope Christmas Shoeboxes
As every year, the whole school took part enthusiastically in the Team Hope Christmas Shoebox Appeal. Students brought in a total of 184 boxes and beat last year’s number of 168. On 21st November the boxes were collected and an entire van filled, with the help of Primary and Transition Year students.
St Vincent de Paul
Another annual whole-school fundraising initiative is the SVP Food Appeal. A large number of donations of non-perishable food items were collected by members of the school community to give families in need a Christmas to remember. St Vincent de Paul collected our donations on 11th December.
Transition Year students have been fundraising for MS Ireland for two weeks before Christmas. This Irish charity supports people suffering from Multiple Sclerosis. The students were selling lip balms, calendars, and Christmas cards in the Assembly. All monies raised will go directly to MS Ireland.
Peter McVerry Trust
This charity does outstanding work for the homeless. The school has been raising money for this worthy cause at three separate occasions: the Primary School made an appeal to parents during the St. Martin’s and Christmas celebrations and the Green School students were selling handmade wreaths at our Christmas Bazaar. €1055 was raised in total.
Charity projects for children in Nepal and Zambia
Our Primary School pupils raised money through their Christmas Jumper Day on 15th December for two different charities: Indreni for children in Nepal and Nakatindi Community and School in Zambia both received cheques for €545 from St. Kilian’s.
Schools and Health Foundation
Transition Year students have started a fundraising campaign for the Schools and Health Foundation (SHF), a charity whose projects consist of building schools and improving healthcare in Africa. The students have organised a Christmas Jumper Day for Secondary School recently and they will collect more donations by bag-packing in the New Year and organising a cake sale.
St. Kilian’s would like to say a huge THANK YOU to the students, teachers, their families and friends for their support and donations for these charities that do so much good work.