1st October 2020 — Crackley Hall pupils raised a whopping £2,2320.90 for the Sister Mary Aloysius College Of Mercy in Nigeria.
Back in February this year, Crackley Hall’s pupils took it in turn to hop, skip or jump in a charity skipathon, organised by Crackley’s Mini Vinnies. The Minnie Vinnies are the junior arm of the St Vincent de Paul organisation, a charity who work to make a difference to underprivileged people’s lives.
Mini Vinnies’ Co-ordinator, Mrs Dolores Simmonds explains, “Children at the school enthusiastically took part in the skipathon in February to support the Sister Mary Aloysius College of Mercy in Nigeria. It is a school funded completely by donations and named in thanks after a Sister of Mercy. The Minnie Vinnies chose to support the charity because Crackley Hall School has long-time links with the Sisters of Mercy, as Sister Philomena, who is in charge of the Sisters Of Mercy order, was once Headmistress here.”
Pupils at Crackley Hall took turns, one form at a time, to skip, hop or jump. Supervised by Mrs Simmonds and their teachers they skipped, jumped and bounced their way forwards and backwards across the school hall. Their energy was infectious and together through sponsorship they collected an amazing £2,232.90.
This week the money raised was sent to the Sister of Mercy. It will be used by the Sister Mary Aloysius College of Mercy in Nigeria to help fund teachers, enabling more children in Nigeria to benefit from an education.
Mrs Simmonds continued, “Well done to all the skippers who took part and a big thank you to those who generously donated to the skipathon. I know the teachers at the Sister Mary Aloysius College of Mercy and Sister Philomena will be delighted to receive the cheque.”