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A scene from the LEPRA workout, involving Y8 students and their Y13 Mentors - View Full Size Image
A scene from the LEPRA workout, involving Y8 students and their Y13 Mentors
Great tunes for a great cause: the Trad for Trocaire session - View Full Size Image
Great tunes for a great cause: the Trad for Trocaire session
The Justice League group, which raises awareness of and funds for a range of good causes - View Full Size Image
The Justice League group, which raises awareness of and funds for a range of good causes
Student Sarah Lundy, who carried out fundraising for Cancer Research in memory of her Mother, Mary Rose Lundy - View Full Size Image
Student Sarah Lundy, who carried out fundraising for Cancer Research in memory of her Mother, Mary Rose Lundy
Winners of the Bake-Off for the NI Children’s Cancer Fund Daisy Lodge, Anna Toner and Teresa Sobicinska - View Full Size Image
Winners of the Bake-Off for the NI Children’s Cancer Fund Daisy Lodge, Anna Toner and Teresa Sobicinska
24/10/2014 AUTUMN TERM FUNDRAISING AT LORETO COLLEGE

It has been a busy start to the Autumn Term at Loreto College in terms of fundraising for the College’s designated charities, with a number of activities taking place as the school year begins.

On Monday 29th September, all Year 8 and Year 13 students took part in a sponsored aerobics session to raise money for LEPRA.  The event also served to cement the bond between the Year 8 students and their Year 13 mentors, and the combined efforts of the two year groups succeeded in raising an impressive £2366.

A few days earlier, on Friday 26th September, members of staff had raised an impressive £337 at their annual Macmillan Coffee Morning.  Year 9 student Sarah Lundy carried out fundraising for Cancer Research in memory of her mother, Mary Rose Lundy, at a family event earlier in September; many of her fellow students were generous in helping Sarah to raise a magnificent total of £1145.

Traditional music sessions were held at Loreto College Coleraine on Thursday 9th October to raise money for Trocaire. Organised in tandem with Comhaltas Ireland events, the sessions saw students from throughout the College’s age-range performing in Break and Lunchtime sessions, with some help from a few very talented members of the teaching staff.

Under the leadership of Mrs Maeve Close and Mr Gerry McGouran – both teachers and musicians – and assisted by College Vice Principal Mr Stephen Gallagher, a range of instrumentalists playing fiddle, harp, whistle, traditional flute and accordion entertained enthusiastic audiences, in the College canteen at breaktime and lunchtime. The musicians were joined by some very accomplished Irish dancers, who delighted the audience in the packed canteen. Mrs Lorraine McCool, Social Justice Co-ordinator at Loreto College, was delighted to report that the Sessions had raised £180 for Trocaire.

Year 12 students received a Mood Matters talk presented by Aware: Defeat Depression, organised by Mrs Jane Nugent, Head of Pastoral Care at Loreto.  Following the talk, a collection for Aware: Defeat Depression was taken up, amounting to £108.

Just before the Halloween break, the Loreto St Vincent de Paul Youth group held a well-attended Bun Sale, raising £335, while, retaining the theme of Halloween Treats, the Great Loreto Bake-Off organised in conjunction with the College’s Home Economics Department on Friday 24th October raised £260, marking the Month’s Mind of Anna McAllister and raising funds for the Daisy Lodge in Newcastle.

All the staff and students who took part in all these events were congratulated on their generosity and dedication to helping others by Mr Michael James, Principal of Loreto College. As Christmas approaches, Loreto College’s Social Justice group will now turn their attentions to the annual Road of Hope Shoebox appeals and to the traditional Loreto Mission Day in late December.