St Kentigern's Academy respond to the Philippines Typhoon

  •  Posted by Eva Doolan, S6 St Kentigern’s Academy
  •  18 December 2013
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St Kentigern's Academy respond to the Philippines Typhoon

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At St Kentigern’s Academy, Blackburn, we take pride in carrying out fundraising for SCIAF. This year we raised an amazing total of £12,000 for the charity! One of our main fundraising events was the S6 sponsored cycle around the Isle of Cumbrae. This was a great opportunity for the seniors to make a real contribution in their last year at the school. Despite the blistering wind and aching legs, the day was a brilliant success. Many of the students that took part are striving towards achieving their Caritas Award and the cycle for SCIAF allowed them to reflect on and learn from the work done by the charity and also by their partner Caritas charities, which are working very hard in the Philippines at the moment.  The sponsored cycle is the big fundraising event that the senior pupils look forward to every year and it makes a big contribution to the school total. Their hard work certainly paid off!


In addition to the big fundraising events held by the school, many teachers displayed the “WEE BOX” in their classrooms to try and raise money for the charity. All the teachers were great in making the pupils aware of the issues that SCIAF help with worldwide and the need to give money in order for them to continue their essential work. The boxes were filled with generous donations from students across the school, giving us an extra boost to our total.

At the end of November, the school held a retreat for the S4 pupils which gave them an opportunity to explore different areas within the faith. The school was privileged to receive a visit from Mr Mark Booker- the SCIAF Schools Officer. He was one of the guest speakers on the retreat as well as being presented with a massive cheque for the schools total sum of £12,000.


Mr Campbell received a letter from Mr Booker expressing his appreciation for the work that we did, and most importantly, telling us that the money we raised will help many of those suffering from the effects of the typhoon in the Philippines.  It is in hearing that all the money we raised will make such a vast difference to the lives of those less fortunate than ourselves that makes all the hard work and organisation worthwhile. 


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  • Posted by Mark Booker, 19 December 2013 (4 years ago)

    Amazing work from all the pupils and staff at St Kentigern's. What a school!


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