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Geraldine Andrews of Praxis Care NI with Mrs F. McDonnell, College Librarian, and Y8 students - View Full Size Image
Geraldine Andrews of Praxis Care NI with Mrs F. McDonnell, College Librarian, and Y8 students
Mrs L. McCool, Social Justice Co-ordinator and Mrs F. McDonnell, College Librarian, with Y8 students - View Full Size Image
Mrs L. McCool, Social Justice Co-ordinator and Mrs F. McDonnell, College Librarian, with Y8 students
13/02/2013 PRAXIS THANK LORETO COLLEGE FOR FUND-RAISING EFFORTS

A representative of Praxis Care NI has paid tribute to students and staff from Loreto College Coleraine who raised money for the charity during the Autumn Term through a sponsored readathon.

Praxis Care, registered as a charity in 1983, is a major provider of services for adults and children with a learning disability, mental ill health, acquired brain injury and for older people, including people with dementia. The group was established in 2002 by the merging of 3 well established charities in Northern Ireland.

The Sponsored Read was carried out by students from Year 8 -10, and those in Year 11-12 who study English Literature, in aid of Praxis Mental Health Care. This work was reinforced as a result of a talk to Year 13 by a representative of Praxis to encourage the Year 13 students to help raise awareness of this cause among younger students. This readathon raised an impressive total of 815, in addition to raising the profile of reading for pleasure throughout the year groups which took part.

In recognition of the generous donation from Loreto College, Geraldine Andrews visited the College on 12th February 2013, to present the College Library with some books for its Junior Fiction section. Mrs Fiona McDonnell, College Librarian, was delighted to receive the gift of new books especially as this is the second consecutive year in which the Loreto Library has received such a presentation.

Mrs Lorraine McCool, Social Justice Co-ordinator at Loreto College, paid tribute to the staff and students who had worked hard to raise this generous sum in the Autumn Term, and thanked Geraldine Andrews for the gift of books on behalf of all the staff and students of the College.