Princethorpe Sixth Formers Explain Why They Fund Raise For Mary’s Meals

Princethorpe College Sixth Formers: Sophie Rejali, Gemma Rees, James Walton and Connor Tait presented an interesting assembly this week informing Crackley Hall pupils all about their fundraising work for the charity Mary’s Meals. All are members of the College’s Youth SVP group who busy themselves volunteering in the community and helping to raise cash for a number of charities; one of them being Mary’s Meals.

Sophie, herself an ex-Crackley Hall pupil, spoke first as President of the Youth SVP and explained about the charity’s simple message – to feed children in impoverished countries in their place of education. She iterated the message that for just 4p a day or £12 a year one child can be fed. This could mean the difference between having an education and all the life chances that come with that, or not.

James (another ex-Crackley Hall pupil) Gemma and Connor went on to describe the sorts of mad cap ventures they get up to in order to raise as much money as possible. This has varied from undertaking twenty-four mile walks to dressing up as Goldilocks and the Three Bears as part of the College’s World Porridge Day celebrations.

Crackley Hall pupils listened carefully and asked some very sensible questions about the charity: Do they feed adults? No. Why have you chosen to raise money for that particular charity? Mr Isaacs explained about his personal connection with the charity’s Founder Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow.

Hopefully Crackley pupils, along with Mrs Simmonds Mini-Vinnies, will feel inspired to set about undertaking some good fun fund raising activities which we will look forward to hearing all about.

Image shows Assistant Head of Princethorpe College Sixth Form Mr Rod Isaacs and Sixth Form Students: Sophie, Connor, James and Gemma.