Following in the footsteps of Northern Ireland Hospice’s fun-filled `Runsie in a onesie` campaign, with u105, Year 14 Sports Science students at Grosvenor Grammar School held a similar event throughout the Christmas period, running up a superb £4457.
Each pupil was set the task of completing a two kilometre run around the grounds of the school, whilst donning eye-catching onesies, before letting off steam by participating in a selection of inflatable games.
Speaking about the event, school principal, Dr Frances Vasey, explained that the school was overwhelmed by the support of this event and wanted to thank the extended school family for their generosity. She commented: “The dedication of the Sports Science pupils and staff who organised this event has been outstanding. We were very keen to support Northern Ireland Hospice, as some of our students’ relatives have had to use, or know someone who has used NI Hospice services in the past. The event proved highly popular, with in excess of four hundred pupils participating and helping to contribute so generously towards the incredible total of £4457 that was raised for N.I. Hospice in the process.”
Michael Nugent, Community Fundraiser added; On behalf of Northern Ireland Hospice, I would like to extend a huge thank you to the pupils and staff of Grosvenor Grammar School for their tenacity and for the great amount raised. It is fantastic to see the support that this local school has provided for the Hospice. This event really put the fun into fundraising and it is only because of support like this, that we are able to continue to provide care and support to babies, children and adults each year”.