The entire school year 2017-2018, the pupils and teachers of the Sint-Michiels college in Schoten organised fundraisers. During their closing moment on 16 May, they handed over a (provisional) cheque worth €13,639.61! Get inspired by their activities (although this list is not exhaustive): sale of bird food, candy bags, watermelon, mandarins, sandwiches, ice cream, fresh pancakes, homemade wafles, donuts, apples and pears, self-made buttons, crisps and soft drinks,... A marathon of lessons was held, as well as the raffle of an iPhone. One could request a song for a contribution. A collection of old mobile phones and laptops, chores for charity, a car wash, the organisation of a food fair at school, movie afternoons with popcorn and much more. A teacher held an auction for a dinner with colleagues and cooked for a limited group of teachers. Another teacher had a pop-up shop in the teachers' room with homemade goodies. Pupils manned the bar and the cashier during a stage performance and donated the proceeds of the try-out to Beyond the Moon. And there is more to follow! On June 22nd, class mates of 2MW5 will organise a party to end the school year in style. With the ticket sales and the sale of French fries, they hope to add a little extra. Will be continued!
"I am not often speechless, but their dedication and enthusiasm is truly overwhelming. Healthy children who are so committed to support sick children is simply very heartwarming. That is why it's also important that we could immediately tell them who would benefit from a Beyond the Moon holiday. As a school, they have collected the highest amount ever for our charity. Something they can be very proud of," said Pascale Somers, Manager Beyond the Moon.