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9B, top Trócaire fundraising class, with their form teacher Mrs S McBroom and Social Justice Coordinator Mrs L McCool - View Full Size Image
9B, top Trócaire fundraising class, with their form teacher Mrs S McBroom and Social Justice Coordinator Mrs L McCool
Ellie Dillon, top individual fundraiser for Trócaire, with her form teacher Mrs S McBroom - View Full Size Image
Ellie Dillon, top individual fundraiser for Trócaire, with her form teacher Mrs S McBroom
27/04/2018 LORETO COLLEGE STUDENTS IN MAGNIFICENT TRÓCAIRE EFFORT

Staff and students of Loreto College Coleraine have raised a magnificent total of £5054 for Trócaire in the College’s annual Lenten fund-raising campaign. 

Each form class in the College collected money each week, with some classes organising specific activities, such as raffles and cake sales, to add to their funds.  Top form classes in each year group were presented with certificates of achievement, while the top fund-raiser in the whole school was Ellie Dillon, Year 9, who raised a magnificent £75. Ellie’s form class, 9B, raised the highest total of all form classes in the school, a wonderful £465.80.  The class and their form teacher, Mrs Sheila McBroom, were presented with awards and congratulated on this marvellous achievement and great generosity.

The theme which Trócaire created for its 2018 Lenten Appeal was ‘Until Love Conquers Fear’.  A huge sheet of paint handprints was created and contributed to by a huge number of Loreto students and teachers to show their support for those being helped by this year’s Appeal.

One of the many initiatives which attracted a lot of attention throughout the weeks of Lent was the Lego model of the Titanic, constructed by Jack Dihmis (Year 10) – students had the chance to guess how many Lego bricks were used to make the model.  The winners of this competition were: First Prize of a Vivofit Smart, Cameron Sinclair. Second prize of a Sony Bluetooth speaker, Hannah Ruth Mullan. Other close guesses were given by: Conrad O’Coiscneachain, Kady Fleming, Nadia Prirchard, Euan Simpson, Mrs Loughrey and Mrs Pepin.

Mrs Lorraine McCool, Social Justice Co-ordinator at Loreto College, paid tribute to all those who had got involved in the Trócaire campaign this year, contributing their initiative, ideas and generosity to such great effect.  Mrs McCool commented that seeing such an impressive sum being raised for such a good cause during times of recession was evidence of the Loreto Ethos in action.  Mr Michael James, College Principal, thanked Mrs McCool for leading the fund-raising and joined her in paying tribute to the generosity of everyone who had contributed their time, effort, ideas and financial support.