This year, pupils in Senior School at Glenlola Collegiate pulled together to organise events to raise money for their nominated charities. These events included a Bun Sale, Christmas Extravaganza, Christmas Jumper day, an Easter raffle and an exciting School Colour Run.
The Year 14 pupils selected ‘Invisible Traffick’ as their charity. Receiving a cheque for £2,392, Charity Co-ordinator, Gayle Bunting praised the efforts of the pupils:
‘Invisible Traffick’ is completely overwhelmed by the financial support received from the Year 14 girls of Glenlola Collegiate School. When I heard of the amount raised, I was completely overwhelmed and in realising the amount of hard work that the girls have put in to support the work of I.T. made it a very emotional morning for me. This financial support will be going towards our recently launched Freephone Helpline, 0808 800 8001 which will enable us to extend our opening hours to answer the missed calls and most importantly to reach vulnerable persons who have been coerced into the horrendous crime of human trafficking, that is happening on our own very doorstep in North Down. The funds will also go to support the development of workshops designed at engaging with secondary and third level students.’