Posted on 09th February 2022 | News
Business Studies and Economics students from St. Mary’s Grammar were industrious in their fundraising efforts for ALPs, a local mental health charity. ALPS is a community based Mental Health initiative that offers support and services on emotional wellbeing, mental health education and suicide prevention training.The Mini-Company director Annie Kilpatrick and her team successfully designed and distributed over 600 jerseys and crew neck jumpers to the St Mary’s community,working with great endeavour during COVID-19 lockdown. The students were delighted to present a cheque for £1,500 to former pupil and Head boy, Frank Diamond, COO of the local Charity ALPS All lives are precious.
In thanking the students, Frank Diamond stated, “A huge heartfelt thank you to my former school, St Mary’s in particular Mr McCauley and the students involved in the Mini-Company in raising a substantial amount of money for the second year in a row to help us continue our work in providing free counselling and mental health services in the community.”
Mr McCauley, Head of Business Studies and Economics, added: “I would personally like to thank Annie and her team for their tremendous fundraising effort, the dedication, hard work and commitment shown by the students was outstanding. Everyone involved with the Mini-Company should be very proud of this achievement, it is fantastic that their hard work has allowed us as a school to donate £4,000 so far to ALPS.”