ASHFIELD GIRLS’ HIGH SCHOOL SPONSORED WALK RAISES £1000 FOR CHILDREN’S HOSPICE
Over 700 pupils and staff from Ashfield Girls’ High school stepped out for their annual sponsored walk on March 16, raising vital funds for Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice – the only children’s hospice in the province providing specialist palliative care to children with life-limiting and terminal illnesses.
Speaking about the success of the event, Ms Jenny Donaldson, teacher at the school explained that the school was overwhelmed by the support of this event and wanted to thank the extended school family for their generosity.
She commented: “The dedication of the pupils and staff that organised and took part in this event has been outstanding. We were very keen to support Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice as this charity holds a special place in the heart of Ashfield Girls’ as, sadly, one of our own pupils is suffering from a terminal illness and is currently being cared for by the Children’s Hospice. We were delighted to present Michael Nugent, Community Fundraiser at Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice with a cheque for £1000”.
Michael Nugent, Community Fundraiser added: “On behalf of Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice, I would like to extend a huge thank you to the pupils and staff of Ashfield Girl’s High school for the great amount raised. It’s fantastic to see the support that this local school has provided for the Children’s Hospice. This event really put the fun into fundraising and it is only because of support like this, that we are able to continue to provide care and support to 3500 babies, children and adults each year”.
If you are interested in getting involved in fundraising, please contact Michael Nugent, Community Fundraiser on: 077 1137 7328or email: firstname.lastname@example.org