Lord Mayor Praises School Children for their Fundraising Efforts

Council House visit

The Lord Mayor of Coventry has praised a group of schoolchildren for their fundraising efforts, dubbing them a ‘credit to the city’.

Councillor Lindsley Harvard welcomed children from the Romero Catholic Academy to the Council House in recognition of their recent fundraising for Zoë’s Place Baby Hospice.

The Romero Catholic Academy, made up of seven primary schools and one secondary school in Coventry, raised £4,790 for the Ash Green-based charity.

A pupil from each school within the academy, which includes Corpus Christi, Good Shepherd, Sacred Heart, St Gregory’s, St John Fisher, St Patrick’s and SS Peter and Paul Catholic Primary Schools and Cardinal Wiseman Catholic Secondary School, visited the Council House to enjoy afternoon tea and a guided tour with Cllr Harvard.

Each school was also presented with a certificate from the Lord Mayor to congratulate them on their achievements.

Cllr Harvard said: “The children did fantastically well. It is tremendous to see so many young people doing good things to support Zoë’s Place, a very important charity which supports many local families.

“These children are a real credit to the city. It was wonderful to welcome them to the Council House in recognition of their efforts.”

Zoë’s Place Baby Hospice, which provides care to babies and infants with life-threatening and life-limiting conditions, needs to raise £1.3 million every year to operate at full capacity and the money from Romero will go towards this target.

Dean Kavanagh, Chair of the Board of Directors at the Romero Catholic Academy, said: “It was excellent for the children to receive recognition from the Lord Mayor of Coventry, Councillor Lindsley Harvard.

“We are very proud of all of our children at the Romero Catholic Academy, they raised a fantastic amount for Zoë’s Place while learning about co-ordination and team work.

“All of the children had an excellent afternoon at the Council House and I’m sure all of the schools will be displaying their certificates with pride.”

Photo Shows: Children from the Romero Catholic Academy with Lord Mayor of Coventry, Councillor Lindsley Harvard, outside the Council House.

By Alex Wainwright,
The Romero Catholic Academy