Parents thank teachers this Christmas
with a donation to R Charity
TEACHERS and students at an outstanding
primary School in Bootle have pledged to raise funds for equipment and services
set for the new Royal Liverpool University Hospital this Christmas in a very
generous and selfless way.
Whilst many teachers in and around Liverpool will be receiving Christmas
presents on the last day of term, teachers and staff at St Monica's Catholic
Primary School in Bootle have asked parents not to buy gifts, but to donate ₤1
to their chosen charity, 'R Charity' as a thank you instead.
Christmas is an expensive time of year, and for those parents with more than 1
child in School, then buying gifts for teachers can be difficult. So head
teacher, Paul Kinsella is delighted with the positive reaction and response that
their campaign brings, and hopes that other Schools in the area will follow suit
and join in with the:- 'All I want for Christmas is ₤1' campaign.
Head teacher Paul said:- "It's such a pleasure to raise funds for charity
in this way at Christmas. It saves a lot of money at the most expensive time of
year, and eases the financial burden that can come with the buying of gifts for
teachers. But more importantly it sends out an excellent and strong message to
our children and their families about the power of everyone giving a little to
make a lot."
Paul is extremely proud to be supporting the new Royal Liverpool University
Hospital which will open in 2018. He said:- "We have fundraised for lots
of charities over the years and this year we have chosen to support R Charity,
the Royal Liverpool Hospital's charity. Our children's families and friends may
have to attend or be treated in this facility in the future, so we are really
proud to contribute to such a cause. It's a Christmas gift from the School to
the new Hospital, and to its patients and their families. It would be absolutely
amazing to see other Schools joining in to do the same this year."
It's a really simple and lovely request to make to parents; the fundraising team
at R Charity think it's a fabulous idea, and are extremely thankful to Paul, his
teachers, staff and parents at St Monica's Primary School.
Aimee Clare from the R Charity fundraising team said:- "What a generous
way to support our appeal this Christmas. Whether you are a teacher or not, it
is nice to receive chocolates and flowers at Christmas, so what a kind thing it
is to request donations in lieu of such gifts. A great big thank you to Paul. We
still have ₤3 million to raise, so thank you St Monica's! Can you imagine if 10
other Schools joined in collecting ₤1 for R Charity this Christmas? Collectively
a great lot of little will be raised towards our appeal."