We made a donation to Sainsbury’s chosen charity for the year, the Northern Ireland Children to Lapland Trust, from money raised through our sale of papers at Sainsbury’s in a promotion earlier this year.
Pictured is Christina Murphy from the News Letter presenting a cheque for the Northern Ireland Children to Lapland Trust to Nicola Barr and Roy Flack from Sainsbury’s at Sprucefield.
Jimmy Calvin and Raymond Pollock from the local NI Children to Lapland Trust came to school today to collect a cheque for £1200, raised by the pupils of Dominican in the sponsored walk.
One of the new local charities the school agreed to help this year was the NI Children to Lapland Trust. This voluntary group aim to bring a number of special children to “see Santa” in December each year in where else but Lapland.
Jimmy explained at today’s assembly that, due to the extreme conditions some of these children face, the costs of this trip are very high at £800 per child.
More than 100 of these “most in need children” will travel this year to Lapland and Jimmy explained how the pupils of Dominican College should feel proud that their efforts will make a difference to these young lives.
Jimmy and Raymond are pictured today receiving their cheque with Dr Cummings and the Head boy, Jack Pothecary and the Head Girl, Rachel McLaughlin.
On Friday, all of our pupils attended a special Assembly when Jack and Fiona from the Northern Ireland’s Children to Lapland Trust spoke to everyone about this charity. The children were shown a po…werpoint presentation which told them all about the charity.
This year the charity has been selected as our nominated charity with a percentage of the proceeds from the school’s annual sponsored spell donated, which will take place in June.
Fiona and Jack will come back to visit the school as special guests at prizegiving when they will be presented with a cheque for the charity.See more
Magheramorne band hits the high notes for charity…..
Members of Magheramorne Silver Band present a cheque for £620 to Jack Rodgers MBE,Chairman of the Northern Ireland`s Children to Lapland Trust.
The band members raised the money playing at different venues in Larne and throughout Co Antrim over the Christmas period.
During December, UltraPro staff & family walked the “1390 Miles to LAPLAND” for the Northern Ireland Children to Lapland Trust.
With the help of our customers we raised £5000; enough to send 8 special children on a amazing trip.
[Photo left ] Tanya Gilmore from ultraproservice presenting Jack Rodgers MBE from NICLT with our cheque for £5000.
The Children to Lapland Trust, a local charity, sends local terminally ill, long suffering and deserving children to Lapland for a once in a lifetime experience.
During the coming months we hope to continue to support this wonderful charity, please follow our progress on both Facebook & Twitter.
Once again, a big THANK YOU to all that helped us support this great cause.
Santas Little Helpers tickets for Cowboy Supper Night….Fri 7th March 8 pm….selling well!! £16 pp Seagoe Hotel Portadown.Fundraising for NI Children To Lapland Trust. Reserve ur tickets now!!This promises to be a fantastic night of fun laughs good food music raffles and more! Western style fancy dress optional lol!!
Call 07799 541551 or 07821 078076 …For more details
In Northern Ireland, at any given time, there are approximately over 900 Children suffering from a terminal illness - help us to give as many of them as possible a day of joy to forget a lifetime of suffering!