The Foyle Down Syndrome trust were awarded a cheque for £3000 pounds last week thanks to Year 14 pupils Lydia Cullen, Amy Gardiner and Aaron McFarland. Year 14 pupils took part in a YPI (Youth Philanthropy Initiative) event in January where groups of pupils from each form class presented on why their chosen charity should benefit from a £3000 prize. The Foyle Down Syndrome Trust were delighted to be the winners of this competition.
Fifteen schools from across Northern Ireland took part in YPI this year, raising £45000 for local charities. Each charity officially received their cheque last week at a presentation at Queen’s University, Belfast. This provided the opportunity to see some of the winning presentations from other schools and to gain a greater insight in to the worthwhile work that YPI are doing in Northern Ireland.