Rockwell College Development Programme
Thank you for your continuing support to the Rockwell College Development Programme. We have concluded the current phase (phase 3) of our programme. This includes the following:
• New 100 seater Lecture Theatre facility – cost €100,000.
• New Information Technology Room plus all fittings & furniture – cost €120,000.
• New Reception Area together with all furnishings – cost €70,000.
As part of our Transition Year, Alison O’ Connor, Jane Hannigan, Jessie Barlow and I, Sophie Sharpe, decided to get involved with an Irish charity called ‘The Hope Foundation’.
The Hope Foundation was established in 1999 to help the street children of Calcutta. They set up schools, coaching centres, hospitals, rehabilitation centres and life skill centres for the destitute people living in the slums. In order to go we had to raise €11,100 between the four of us; therefore we spent from September to January fundraising, primarily by bagpacking, selling chocolate bars, doing a sponsored hike and holding coffee mornings.
However strenuous the fundraising was, we knew we were doing it in aid of a great cause, and therefore were delighted when we ended up raising approximately €24,000 – more than double our target!?