Crackley Hall Mini Vinnies Kenilworth UK

5 September 2019 | General Interest

Crackley Hall School, Kenilworth



Sister Mary Aloysius College of Mercy,


The Mini Vinnies, the junior branch of the St Vincent de Paul Society, at Crackley Hall School (formerly St Joseph’s Convent School) helped organise a fund raising event in aid of the Sister Mary Aloysius College in Nigeria. The event was a sponsored Skipathon in which participants chose to hop, skip or jump, without stopping, for one minute. A member of the school Chaplaincy team was on hand, as were some Senior School Prefects equipped with stop watches.

I was invited to the school to receive the cheque. Two of the girls held the presentation cheque with the back facing the assembled pupils and staff. There were gasps of surprise as they turned around to reveal the total raised: £2838.73.





Mini Vinnies Crackley Hall                                     Headteacher reads the total amount

Fortunately, I was not expected to carry the presentation cheque on the train!  The Principal of the School in Nigeria had provided information on the needs of the school. Besides replacing the roof blown off in a storm, there are plans to:
...extend the Junior Department so more          children could receive an education;
...improve the Home Economics Department    where all students learn Catering; add to the number of footballs and             basketballs.                                                 

Photograph: Left to right: the Chaplain, two Mini Vinnies, the head teacher & Sr Philomena

When changed to Nigerian Naira (£1.00 = 458.7 Naira) the money raised will go a long way to making these improvements possible.

Sincere thanks to the children, their sponsors and the school community for this effort.



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