To­helpMex­i­can school

The Argus - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

Ryan McCutcheon, a fifth class pupil in Saint Fran­cis’s School is head­ing to Gu­atemala with his mum to vol­un­teer in a school next month.

Ryan was born in Mex­ico and his par­ents, Deb­bie and Kevin adopted him as an in­fant. His life would prob­a­bly have evolved in very much the same way as the chil­dren in the school where he and his mum will be vol­un­teer­ing next month.

Ryan’s fa­ther sadly passed away two years ago and mother Deb­bie has fully fi­nanced the trip for the two of them.

They will spend two weeks vol­un­teer­ing in the school.

She has set up a GoFundMe fund to buy ba­sic re­sources (pen­cils, books, etc) for the school. The chil­dren there have no shoes to wear for school.

Saint Fran­cis’s are or­gan­is­ing a col­lec­tion for chil­dren’s footwear. Par­ents and pupils have been re­ally sup­port­ive.

Those with out­grown chil­dren’s (any size) shoes are asked to please do­nate them. They can leave them in the lo­cal school. There is a do­na­tion box pro­vided.

Ryan and Deb­bie will take all the do­nated shoes over to the school in Gu­atemala as a gift from the chil­dren of Saint Fran­cis’.

Or you might wish to of­fer sup­port by mak­ing a fi­nan­cial do­na­tion, no mat­ter how small, via Ryan’s GoFundMe page.

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