ST Patrick’s Academy, Lisburn has raised £585 in the Praxis Care Sponsored Read It!
Year 8 pupils at the school read a number of books whilst raising funds for Praxis Care through sponsorship from family and friends.
20 schools in Northern Ireland took part in the Praxis Care Sponsored Read It!
Praxis Care is the largest Northern Ireland charity providing care for nearly 1,200 vulnerable children and adults affected by mental ill-health, learning disability, acquired brain injury and dementia.
The charity works across Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland, England and the Isle of Man.
Within the local area Praxis Care provides supported accommodation for 15 adults with mental ill health and a floating support service for older people with dementia.
Mrs O’Neill, Teacher at St Patrick’s Academy, Lisburn said: “The pupils and staff at St Patrick’s Academy were delighted to have had the opportunity to support the Praxis Care Sponsored Read It!”
Geraldine Andrews, Fundraising Officer, Praxis Care said: “The Praxis Care Sponsored Read It! not only encouraged the pupils to read books but has helped to raise vital funds for Praxis Care’. Praxis Care is delighted that 13 schools throughout Northern Ireland have taken part in the campaign.
“Reading is beneficial for both children and adults as it helps them to learn and provides a form of relaxation and escapism.”
If you want to know more about the Praxis Care Sponsored Read It! visit www.praxiscare.org.uk