Thomas Perry, Caiomhe
Moran, Samuel Seaby and Gemma
Livingstone with a cheque for Northern
Ireland Cancer Fund For Children for
£1050 raised during a recent Read On
Event at the school. US1608-103A0
PUPILS from St Patrick's High School have
raised a staggering £1050.00 for the Northern Ireland Cancer
Fund for Children by holding a sponsored 'Read On' event in the
St Patrick's High School has embedded a
strong reading culture amongst its students and earlier in the
term all junior school students participated in the annual 'Book
Review' Competition and a storyteller visited the school.
Louise O'Neill, an English Teacher and 'Read
On' Coordinator at St Patrick's said: "This was an inspirational
experience for the students, who through their fundraising were
able to empathise with young people of their own age and also
gain enjoyment through reading."
At the presentation Rachel Burgoyne, Schools
Fundraiser for the charity added: "I would like to take this
opportunity to thank the school, its pupils and their families
for the invaluable support they have provided to local children
and teenagers who are living with cancer."
Money raised from the 'Read On' will provide
support to children suffering from cancer and their families.
In the past year, over 1,600 young people
with cancer and their siblings have received support from
qualified youth workers at Narnia a facility for children and
their families in Newcastle.
For more information about the charity contact Rachel on 028
9080 5599 or e-mail