Murdock, Community Fundraising Executive for Concern Worldwide visited the school to train 15 members of our Charity Committee to become Concern Fast Youth Ambassadors. It is an excellent opportunity for our pupils to represent this internationally renowned charity.
The training allowed all pupils to learn about the work of Concern overseas and the bid to end world hunger. In a world where one in nine people go hungry every day, change is evidently needed on a global scale.
Concern work in places which are often at greater risk from disasters, both natural and manmade. In an emergency Concern acts quickly to save lives, then they stay to work with communities, rebuilding lives and livelihoods to ensure people are better prepared for future crises. Concern’s approach is enabling families to tackle hunger and work their own way out of poverty.
The ambassadors will seek to raise vital funds for Concern on Thursday 21st November by taking part in a 24 hour fast from a favourite food or drink, social media, phones, make up, music or anything they choose. They will have sponsorship forms and collection boxes throughout the school and all donations are gratefully appreciated. Every donation made before 17 December 2019 will be matched pound for pound by the UK government which will double the fundraising total.
Any pupil who feels that they would wish to participate in the fast should speak to Miss Mullan in F16 in order to obtain a sponsorship form.