'Concern' Fast

Congratulations to Grosvenor Year Fourteen pupils Nevan Mawhinney and Kerrie Skeete who co-ordinated a fast, held on Thursday 24th November, which successfully raised over £700 in aid of the charity organisation ‘Concern’.

The event saw pupils from Years Thirteen and Fourteen pledge to fast from a range of vices for the day, including certain foods, mobile phones, social media and fizzy drinks.

Kerrie and Nevan, as the School’s ‘Concern’ Ambassadors, came up with the idea of a fast themselves and skillfully promoted it at the Year Thirteen and Fourteen Year Assemblies in the week prior to the event.

Donations in aid of ‘Concern’ were received from a mixture of sponsorship, online donations and money placed into a bucket on the day itself, with year Thirteen pupils Georgia Mayhew (£75.73) and Cain Thomson (£82.00) leading the way in the fundraising stakes.

‘Concern’ is Ireland's largest aid and humanitarian agency which, since its foundation 45 years ago has worked in fifty different countries and currently employs 3,200 staff in 25 countries around the world; it works to help those living in the world's poorest countries to achieve real and lasting improvements in their lives.

Well done to Nevan and Kerrie, as well as supervising teacher Mrs Lander, on their successful organization of this event, as well as each of the pupils in Senior School who contributed to Grosvenor’s impressive overall fundraising total.

We look forward to celebrating further charity-related endeavours throughout the school over the remainder of the year. 

Grosvenor's 'Concern' ambassadors Nevan Mawhinney and Kerrie Skeete who helped the School to raise over £700 on Thursday 24th November.