Pupils from GIPS escorted by Mr A attended the schools’ launch of Buy a Brick campaign on 25th Sept 13 to encourage 50+ schools to help fund-raise £1000 from each school to help build the new play area in the 11 million pound rebuild of Somerton House.
Maurice Jay from U-105 hosted the event and children were shown the project plans and need for new build. Everyone is getting behind this worthwhile campaign to support families touched by terminal illness.
The children are now going to help lead an assembly this week to promote the support we are going to offer in school and then in the coming weeks, the school council class representatives are going to canvas their classes and come together to agree as a council what events and when we are going to raise this money. It will equate to only approx £3 per child in school/playgroup so hopefully we can raise even more than the £1000 target.
The event was held in the Crumlin Rd Gaol so as well as getting some goodies from U-105 and the NI Hospice, the kids also got a quick look around (as well as their lucky treat at Havlock House earlier in the month!)
Look out for our fund-raising events in the weeks to come as the pupils bring their ideas to life! Follow this link to learn a bit more about the new plans for the hospice with their youtube video……click here