Students from St. Louis Grammar are celebrating a £3,000 donation to Women’s Aid ABCLN through the Youth and Philanthropy Initiative (YPI)
Year 10 students at the Ballymena school took part in the YPI competition, researching the needs of their local community and selecting a charity to support and then deliver a presentation.
Women’s Aid Antrim, Ballymena, Carrickfergus, Larne & Newtownabbey (ABCLN) was the nominated charity who received the £3,000.
Ella May and Emily from the winning group said: “We have worked very closely with Women’s Aid volunteering. We wanted to raise awareness on Domestic Violence and the impact this can have on children and young people’s education.”
Ruth Owen Fundraising coordinator for Women’s Aid ABCLN thanked the St Louis students.
The funds donated will help to provide emotional and practical support to children and young people whose education has been affected by domestic violence.