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.