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Posted on 26th October 2018 | GeneralNews

St. Mary’s Grammar School once again took part in the annual Road of Hope Shoe Box Appeal. Road of Hope is a voluntary charity organisation that relies on the goodwill of local people to help support those underprivileged in countries such as Bosnia, Croatia, Romania and Africa.

Thanks to the generosity of Key Stage Three pupils and their families, 161 shoeboxes have been filled and are ready to be sent overseas to disadvantaged children in poverty stricken parts of the world. By donating very simple and yet practical gifts, pupils will have made a  huge difference in the life of another child this Christmas. Through this campaign, pupils in St. Mary’s have shown their understanding of the importance of generosity and compassion for other children living in poverty.

John Paul II and Muiredach Cross Award pupils gave up their day off to check, sort and help transport the shoe boxes on the day of collection.  At St. Mary’s, we strive to help our students develop as successful, well rounded, confident young people and projects like this are a key element of our community. We would like to send our heartfelt thanks to all those who gave to this charity appeal.