Col­lege fund-raiser for twin school in Cal­cutta

Bray People - - News -

BRAY seafront was a mass of red and white last Wed­nes­day morn­ing as over 60 San­tas took part in a fun run.

The stu­dents of Loreto Col­lege or­gan­ised the fun run to raise money for their twin school in Seal­dah in Cal­cutta, In­dia.

Pupils in­volved in the Peace and Jus­tice group of the school spent the past few weeks in pre­par­ing for the nov­elty fun run.

They pro­moted the char­ity event through­out the school with spe­cial an­nounce­ments, jin­gles and po­ems and they even de­signed a very unique spon­sor­ship card for the oc­ca­sion.

Over 60 stu­dents led by teacher Maria Lynch put on their Santa cos­tumes and walked the Seafront singing Christ­mas Car­ols ac­com­pa­nied by bon­gos and drums.

The Santa Fun Run was a great suc­cess, at­tract­ing a lot of at­ten­tion from passersby, the girls had great fun dressed in their Santa cos­tumes sign­ing along to some fes­tive car­ols.

At Seal­dah in Cal­cutta, Rain­bow Chil­dren who are street chil­dren are ed­u­cated by Loreto.

This year the Peace and Jus­tice Group, which is a vol­un­tary group of stu­dents who meet once a week at lunch time to raise aware­ness around jus­tice is­sues, chose their Twin School as their wor­thy cause to raise money for.

Teach­ers Emer Carey, Col­lette McCarthy, Linda Kiely and the school chap­lain, Sis­ter Phil, gave a help­ing hand to the stu­dents for the fun and wor­thy Santa Run.

Over 200 spon­sor cards were given out and the stu­dents hope to have the fi­nal fig­ure raised be­fore school breaks for the Christ­mas sea­son. The Peace and Jus­tice Group would like to give a big thank you to all their fel­low stu­dents and staff for show­ing their sup­port.

San­tas and their helpers on Bray seafront.

Cos­tume win­ners Jenny Duffy, Roisin Mol­loy and Alexan­dra Cizio.

Santa Grainne, Santa Head Girl Ashley, Santa Grainne and Santa Anna.

Christ­mas tree cos­tume win­ners Laura Gas­coine and Alice Bren­nan.

Clare Far­rell, Rachel Blanck­ensee, Leona O'Toole, Karen Keenan and Jen­nifer Fin­lay-Mul­li­gan

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