Wednesday 12 December 2012

Fundraising Update

Fundraising for this year’s ‘Habitat for Humanity’ house building project is well under way. The twenty pupils and five staff travelling to Zambia next June need to fund-raise an ambitious €75,000 and are coming up with some imaginative ways to reach their personal target. Some of the fundraising activities this term have included: making and selling Christmas cards; a garden opening; a jumbo bake sale; coffee mornings; busking; selling traditional Kenyan trousers; a “mufti” day (no uniform day); a gala dinner & auction; a comedy night; selling candy canes and a car wash. We are also very grateful for a huge number of personal and corporate donations to the cause.  A particular note to team members Arthur Moffit, who raised nearly €3000 at a recently held garden opening, Charlotte Cooper, who raised over €1000 at a comedy night, Sadhbh Sheeran, who raised over €2500 at a coffee morning and to John & Sam Clarke who fundraised over €8000 recently by organising a gala dinner and auction. To date the team have reached just over €23,000 altogether.

Of course, there is still a long way to go but we are confident we can reach our target. More fundraising activities are planned for the holiday period and for next term, including an ambitious 300 kilometre cycle from St. Columba’s in Dublin to our name sake in Donegal. Stay tuned to the SCC Habitat twitter account or visit the SCC Habitat Blog (which admittedly has been a little quiet of late) for more information. You can donate to the SCC Habitat project online here.

Tuesday 18 September 2012

Upcoming Fundraising Events - Garden Opening & Comedy Night

On Sunday September 30th 2012, Arthur Moffitt and his family are hosting a Lunch & Garden Opening in Rockfield, Co.Meath. ‘Rockfield’ has an idyllic setting in the rolling drumlins of North County Meath, on the banks of the river Dee.  It is a traditional ‘mixed’ working farm.  The one acre walled garden slopes down from the back of the house to a small stream, running through the middle. The event begins at 12:30pm with admission of €25 for adults and €10 for children. Adults will receive a complementary glass on wine. For more information or to book contact Olivia Moffitt at 086 3541442 or email:

On Thursday October 18th, Charlotte Copper has organised an ADULT ONLY Comedy Night at Dublin’s Laughter Lounge (on Eden Quay, near O’Connell Street), beginning at 7:00pm. There are complementary drinks from 7:00pm to 7:30pm and a late night bar and DJ after the show. Tickets cost just €25 and can be ordered by emailing or visiting http:/ It’s a guaranteed great night out.

Tuesday 31 July 2012

Zambia - June 2013

We are delighted to announce details of St. Columba's new Habitat for Humanity project. In June 2013, 20 pupils and 6 staff will travel to northern Zambia for two weeks, helping to build new homes with the worldwide charity. The picture above is of rugby legend, Brent Pope during his recent trip to Zambia with HFH back in June. After four extremely successful trips with HFH to Hungary, we felt it was time for an even bigger challenge and Zambia seemed like the perfect project for our highly motivated pupils. The team will need to collectively raise close to €80,000 and the team are already busy fundraising during their summer break. Individuals can now make donations online using our new MyCharity webpage ( or participate in our various fundraising activities throughout the next 10 months - stay tuned to the blog to find out more. Below are the names of the pupils travelling to Zambia next June!

1. Ally Boyd Crotty
2. Eliza Hancock
3. Jessye Faulkner
4. Freya Pierce
5. Lydia Johnson
6. Charlotte Cooper
7. Bethany Sheill
8. Arthur Moffit
9. Sally Beeby
10. Sadhbh Sheeran
11. Harry Johnson
12. Sofia McConnell
13. Samuel Clarke
14. John Clarke
15. Mark McAuley
16. Aidan Chisholm
17. Brendan Dickerson
18. Molly Dunne
19. Julianna Huggard
20. Anna v. Schlintling

Image Credit: Ciaran O'Kelly