Form Five Fundraising initiative for ‘Action Mental Health’

Congratulations to Grosvenor’s charitable form five pupils who have donated generously to raise an impressive £400 for local charity ‘Action Mental Health’ (AMH), in order to help support people in Northern Ireland living with mental ill-health.

The pupils raised this sum by conducting weekly collections in the school from September to January as part of Grosvenor’s community out-reach programme. So far, Grosvenor pupils have collected in excess of £16,000 in total during the current academic year, which has been donated to a wide variety of both local and national charities.

Lower sixth pupil and charity committee member Luke Johnston commented:

"In Grosvenor we really try to think about others and not just ourselves: it's part of our caring ethos.  We are very lucky to have access to a fantastically modern, vibrant school, but we are also mindful that there are others who aren't as fortunate as us, so that’s why we try to support them in whatever way possible through our various fundraising efforts.”

Ms. Lorraine Gray, Head of Media Studies and the School’s Charity Coordinator, added:

“As a school, Grosvenor recognises the importance of maintaining positive mental well-being amongst its students just as much as their physical health.  We therefore strive to ensure all pupils are equipped with the right tools and knowledge needed to navigate safely through particularly stressful times, such as exam season when emotions are running high.

“We greatly admire and relate to the work AMH do by supporting the recovery of the 1 in 4 people experiencing mental ill-health in Northern Ireland through education, training and employment – which we too are extremely passionate about."  

“It is for this reason that Form 5 pupils decided to raise funds for AMH so they can continue their vital work and act as a mouthpiece on behalf of those who have experienced or are experiencing mental ill-health.”

‘Action Mental Health’ operates in ten locations across Northern Ireland and supports more than 2,000 clients each year by delivering a variety of life-changing courses to the local community.

Callum Clark, Fundraising and Events Officer of AMH, remarked: 

“We cannot thank the pupils and charity committee of Grosvenor Grammar School enough for donating their time and funds to Action Mental Health. The fact that they have collectively raised so much money in such a short space of time is incredibly impressive and is a shining example of how pro-active and caring the school really is towards the wider community."

“I would like to wish all the students of Grosvenor Grammar School all the best of success in the year that lies ahead and am in no doubt that they will achieve great things.”

Well done to all members of Grosvenor’s Form Five year group who have contributed to the impressive total raised for ‘Action Mental Health’ and we look forward to hearing more information about the whole-school sums raised for charity at the end of the academic year in June.

Callum Clark, Fundraising and Events Officer for 'Action Mental Health', receives a cheque for £400, raised by the pupils of Grosvenor's Form Five year group, from pupil Glenn McCreery. Also pictured are (from left to right): Grosvenor Principal Dr. Vasey, Luke Johnston (Lower Sixth), Zoe Baird (Form Five), Laurie Gregory (Lower Sixth) and the School's Charity co-ordinator Ms Lorraine Gray.