Big hearted children from St Anne’s Primary School have handed over some of their First Communion money to Foyle Search & Rescue (FSR).
The Primary 4 pupils agreed to forego some of their money to help raise £200 for the charity.
Their contribution was added to the cash raised by the children placing 10p charity bets at a Teachers versus Parents water carrying obstacle race during their recent fete. St Anne’s Principal Jacinta Bradley said of the event: “It was all great craic, and we had parents and teachers on space hoppers, carrying water, going on scooters, coming down the slide on the Bouncy Castle and the children really got into it. We told them about the charity so they knew where their money was going,” she added.
Fiona McDaid, one of the founding members of One Big Fundraiser (OBF) and a member of FSR’s Fundraising Committee Member, praised the children. She said: “This is an amazing achievement, especially at that age, you wouldn’t think they would be that generous. It’s not often you hear something like that.”
Eamon Eannetta, also from the FSR committee, added: “It is absolutely brilliant, totally overwhelming that they did this and for all the Primary 4 children to have put in something.”
Mr Eannetta said that they had recently been speaking with some local schoolchildren about water safety and were hoping to visit more primary schools in the future.
Forthcoming FS&R charity events include It’s A Knockout at Prehen on August 3rd and a OBF bag pack charity collection at B&M Bargains on July 27th. OBF is also working with Gaelscoil na Daróige to look at staging a mammoth Beat The Banker event in the Autumn.
OBF have also thanked Tony O’Connor from The Bentley for helping with numerous fundraising initiatives over the past few months.