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Students who have been trained as Concern Ambassadors and took part in a 24 Fast among their fundraising endeavours - View Full Size Image
Students who have been trained as Concern Ambassadors and took part in a 24 Fast among their fundraising endeavours
23/11/2017 LORETO CONCERN AMBASSADORS FAST FOR FUNDS

A group of twelve sixth form students from Loreto College have been undergoing training and gaining experience as Concern Ambassadors.  Concern Worldwide works with the world’s poorest people to tackle hunger and transform lives. The students have got involved in trying to help the poorest and most vulnerable people get the care and support they need for a healthy future by supporting our Food in a Fragile World appeal. Every donation made before 17 December 2017 will be matched pound for pound by the UK government.

The Year 14 Ambassadors attended training while in Year 13, while the Year 13 students received some in-school training provided by Mr Eoin Duffy, with all twelve students learning about the work of Concern overseas and the bid to end world hunger.

On 23rd November, the students took part in a 24 hour Fast – from food, with some also abstaining from social media.  To raise awareness, the students took part in a bucket lift collection throughout the school corridors at Break and Lunchtimes, as well as being sponsored in their endeavour by family members and friends.  A post-exam night out has also been organised to raise much-needed funds.

The students are keen to meet the fundraising deadline of 17th December, when all monies raised will be matched by the government, effectively doubling their fundraising total.

The students were congratulated on their dedication to this excellent cause by Mrs Lorraine McCool, Social Justice Co-ordinator at Loreto College, while Mr Michael James, College Principal, urged all students and staff to support them on this wonderful endeavour in the quest to help others.