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SVP funds raised this year presented to Anne Irwin and Colette Martin by Mr Conroy, Mrs McCool and Head Boy Conor O'Neill - View Full Size Image
SVP funds raised this year presented to Anne Irwin and Colette Martin by Mr Conroy, Mrs McCool and Head Boy Conor O'Neill
26/06/2015 IMPRESSIVE DONATION FROM LORETO SVP

The St Vincent de Paul group at Loreto College presented a cheque to representatives of the Society of St Vincent de Paul from St John’s, Dunboe and St Malachy’s parishes as the school year drew to an end.  A cheque was presented to Anne Irwin and Colette Martin of St John’s Parish Society of St Vincent de Paul by Loreto’s SVP Student President, Conor O’Neill and teachers Mr Kevin Conroy and Mrs Lorraine McCool.

The group, led by RE teacher Mr Kevin Conroy, ran a number of fund-raising initiatives this year, as well as participating in weekly visits to Edenmore Residential Home.  In the Autumn term, the Loreto SVP group ran its annual Christmas hamper collection, with a total of 31 hampers being donated to St John’s and St Malachy’s parishes in Coleraine. Throughout the year, the SVP group organized bun sales and sweet sales, both of which proved very popular with students and members of staff.  Just before examination season began, sixth form and staff group members completed a 10k run in Portstewart to complete a busy and energetic year of fund-raising.

In total, the SVP group raised £747.05 this year. All the proceeds go to people in need to help with day to day living. The money helps pay bills, buy furniture, food, school uniforms and fuel. The group members aim to raise even more money for this good cause next year.

Mr Michael James, Principal of Loreto College, paid tribute to all the members of the Loreto St Vincent de Paul group, and to Mr Conroy, for all their hard work, dedication and concern for the welfare of others throughout the year.