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Super SCIAF Fundraisers

The pupils of St John’s RC Academy have been learning about poverty across the world and this year have raised over £6,900 for SCIAF, Scotland’s largest international aid organisation.

This total has been fund matched by the UK government to a fantastic £13,800

Throughout the year, pupils from across the nursery, primary and secondary school have been fundraising, making products to sell, taking part in sponsored walks, having talent contests and even going without food for 24 hours.  Mark Booker, schools officer for SCIAF, said, “Once again St John’s Academy has raised an amazing amount of money to support our work with some of the poorest people in our world.  I congratulate them and thank them so much!”.

Seán Hagney, Headteacher of St John’s Academy, said, “Reaching out and connecting with the poorest of the poor is our duty, and as a Catholic school we are delighted to work in partnership with SCIAF.  I recently visited the work of SCIAF in Ethiopia and returned incredibly impressed by the life-giving and life-saving work they do.  The children and young people of St John’s Academy have done a fantastic job fundraising for SCIAF this year.  I am very proud of all their efforts and thank them and their families for their incredible generosity.  ”

The picture shows Mark Booker (left) with Mr Hagney.