'Concern' Fundraising Presentation

On Thursday 7th April Grosvenor welcomed Eoin Duffy, from the worldwide charity ‘Concern’, to its senior assembly where he was presented with a cheque for over £700, raised following a highly successful fast which was staged amongst Grosvenor’s senior school pupils earlier in the year.

The event itself, skillfully devised and promoted by the School’s ‘Concern’ ambassadors – year fourteen pupils Kerrie Skeete and Nevan Mawhinney, was held on Thursday 24th November and 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. 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 twenty-five 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 all of the pupils involved in raising such an impressive total for such a worthwhile charity, as well as supervising teacher Mrs Lander whose role in co-ordinating the event was also significant to its success.

We now look forward to celebrating many further charity-related endeavors within the school throughout the remainder of the academic year.

 

 

 

'Concern' representative Eoin Duffy, second from left, receives a cheque for £708.87 from a number of Grosvenor's Senior School pupils, along with Principal Dr. Vasey, Vice-Principal Mr Brunt and Teacher in Charge of Politics Mrs Lander on the morning of Thursday 7th April.