The whole school community of St. Mary’s. The children are aged 4-11 years.
St. Mary’s P. S. Draperstown raise money with a Christmas Charity Appeal every year, during the month of December. We like to select a charity that is local or one that has close connections with a member of our school community. This year we raised money for CMN and the Philippines.
Katie, one of our P.5 pupils has CMN and we decided that this was a great opportunity to raise awareness of the condition and raise funds. Every class carried out a number of events like toy auctions, Santa’s present drop, guess how many sweets in the jar, busking during break and lunch, to name but a few. We also asked parents to give donations during our Christmas Plays and Advent Assemblies.
As usual our school community rose to the challenge and we raised a total of £2000. We are donating £1000 to CMN and £1000 to the Philippines Appeal.