Since the completion of their Junior Certificate, fourteen Transition Year students from Rockwell College have been heavily involved in fundraising for the Hope Foundation, in aid of the street children of Calcutta.
The students, who are determined to reach the goal of €3,000 each, have been fundraising by whatever means possible in the hope of reaching their target, including bag packing in supermarkets, school non-uniform day and a golf classic. In total they will have raised well in excess of €30,000 for the foundation.
Speaking this week Rockwell Transition year co-ordinator Mr Patrick Egan thanked all the supermarkets and sponsors for their help in allowing the students fundraise for this very worthy cause.
He particularly highlighted the work and dedication of all fourteen students involved, including organising various fundraising events during the summer holidays. He also thanked the parents for their support and co-operation which he said “has been invaluable to the program”.
The students who will be accompanied by teacher Mr John White will depart Rockwell College on February 8 and will return on February 15. This year’s campaign follows on from three years of successful fundraising when €30,000, €23,000 and €24,000 was raised respectively.
Mr Egan would like to thank students involved in previous campaigns who generously gave up their time to help this year’s program.