St Paul’s School for Girls fundraising Activities

Sr. Ita and Sr. Mary accept a cheque of £2000 to aid building a new school in the Philippines

Sr. Ita and Sr. Mary accept a cheque of £2000 to aid building a new school in the Philippines

St Paul’s School for Girls raised a remarkable £2000.00 in only 9 days, on hearing of the terrible disaster which took place in the Philippines recently. The astonishing amount was raised through numerous bucket collections, and numerous cake sales, which were enjoyed by all!

Girls from YR 7 joined together and made numerous cakes to sell to the rest of the school and raised a very generous amount. Another couple of pupils held a collection in their local church and raised a tidy sum of money to go towards the rebuilding of the new school in the Philippines, which is run by the Sisters of Mercy.

Staff too got involved, baking scrumptious cheesecakes, fresh cream sponges and beautiful cupcakes! All monies raised went straight in to the pot.

Finally a few girls got together and decided to ask for their pocket money up front. They decided to give the whole lot to the charity, knowing full well they would be without pocket money for the foreseeable future!

A prayer service was held in the chapel for the duration of the fundraising and it was filled with pupils giving up their lunchtime to pray. The empathy, kindness and generosity of the girls and their families has been overwhelming

Sr Ita and Sr Mary from the Sisters of Mercy came into school to accept the cheque for £2000. They were overwhelmed by the generosity of the girls which far exceeded anything that they had ever seen in any school before.

This money will be used to in the Sisters work in Tacloban to rebuild the primary and secondary school and nursing training college which have been completely destroyed, and to repair the hospital which has also been affected by the floods. The nurses are currently trying to care for patients as they wade through water.

St Paul’s School for Girls long association with the Fireside/SIFA continued this Christmas with generous donations from pupils, staff, and parents providing food items, and sleeping bags for people most in need.

A big thank you to all who contributed so generously to make the lives of those in need more comfortable this Christmas and a special thank you to Sr Sabina who graciously presented to the girls about all the work that goes on at SIFA/Fireside. St Paul’s are proud to support this very worthy cause.