Mercy College celebrate raising over $7000 for LifeLink 2016
We were delighted to receive the following information from Mercy College regarding their fantastic LifeLink Day news.
LifeLink 2016 took on an even greater significance at Mercy College this year, as Pope Francis has also announced that this will be a special Jubilee Year of Mercy. The College started preparations for LifeLink 2016 early this Year, with fundraising starting in Week Two of Term One, as well as six student representatives and our Christian Service Coordinator, Ms Karen Wilson and Principal Julie Hornby attending the Archbishop's Forum for Secondary Schools in April in Term Two.
Our students were inspired by Archbishop of Perth, the Most Rev Timothy Costelloe, Address at the Forum, with students bringing back to the College the idea that we need to use our big heartedness if we really want to evoke change.
This became our mantra this year.
Wednesday June 8th was all about celebrating the spirit of Mercy and the work we have done to raise the profile and understanding of LifeLink here at our College, and the successful fundraising initiatives of our staff and students from Kindy through to Year Twelve.
Our Year Elevens completed 40 hours of 'Without', choosing to go without materialistic items or food for LifeLink and raising over $3000. The Year Ten's completed a 'Shhhhhh…' project, collecting sponsors and being silent for 24 hours.
The Year Six students held a car wash and collected coins to bring the total up to $7000.
"I am proud to be part of the Mercy community because we demonstrate our College motto Love in Action every day." Lisa Duong -Year 8
We have already started brainstorming for next year, making sure students learn more about LifeLink and the amazing agencies it supports and ensuring a successful 2017 so we can help those most in need in our very own community.
Thanks so much to everyone at Mercy College. You are a great example for all our Archdiocesan schools.
We will definitely pass on the results of your marvellous work to Archbishop Timothy.
Best wishes from us all here at the LifeLink Office.
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