Alison Peate presented with Pramerica Spirit of Community Award

Alison Peate is one of 20 finalists chosen for the Pramerica Spirit of Community Awards.  Alison has volunteered with the Hope Foundation, a charitable group that works with underprivileged children and families in India since she was eight years old. “To give the children in Kolkata (formerly Calcutta) hope for a better life is motivation enough for me”, she says. Alison raised more than €11,000 to fund Hope’s work and offset the costs of travelling to Kolkata by organising cake sales, bag packs, table quizzes, collections, beauty training lessons, and sponsored walks and skydives. While in Kolkata, Alison visited hospital patients, helped improve the literacy of local children, patrolled dangerous streets on night-watch and participated in a Himalayan trek. She hopes to return as a volunteer once she completes her Leaving Certificate. “During her many years with us, Alison has been dedicated, involved and energetic. She exemplifies the change she wants to see in the world,” says JP O’ Sullivan, Programmes Manager of Hope. “She is next-generation Hope.”

Alison will attend the national finals in the City of Derry at the end of March, where two winners will be chosen. However, Alison is a winner to us at Christ King!

Alison was presented with her award at Christ King by Mr. Donncha Ó Buachalla, National President of the Association of Principals and Deputy Principals.

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