Festive Jumper Day raises hundreds for charities
St Aloysius’ College in Glasgow went casually festive with their annual Christmas Jumper Day and raised several hundred pounds for charity, as well as smiles. On the day when the refectory served up their Christmas Lunch, pupils and staff were invited to wear their favourite Christmas jumpers and make a donation to one of the college charities.
The day was hailed as a great success with Aloysians from Kindergarten to S6 accepting the invitation, as well as their teachers. A total of £709 was raised for the St Aloysius’ College Children’s Fund and Lourdes Pilgrimage fund, through which senior pupils volunteer to take disabled and disadvantaged children from around Glasgow on fun-filled holidays.
Julie McWilliams, the Charities Co-Ordinator at St Aloysius’ College, was thrilled with the support the day received. “It was wonderful to see so many pupils and staff wearing their Christmas jumpers to support the Children’s Fund and the pilgrimage to Lourdes,” she said. “Both of these charities rely very heavily on the generosity of the college community to ensure that they can provide a week’s respite for families and an unforgettable experience for the children. Thank you to everyone who supported our event.”