College fund-raiser for twin school in Calcutta
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