General Lifeline Information
In Lifeline we have approximately 200 students volunteering to raise money for charity and to take part in various community events.
Within Lifeline, pupils are split into their year groups for individual year group projects but we also organise large events that involve all our year groups at once. This helps encourage our students to work together.
Lifeline meets in the Assembly Hall on a Tuesday at break-time. During these meetings we discuss events, organise volunteers, explain what jobs need done, and after the events have taken place, we decide what charities will be supported. The students make all final decisions about allocation of monies raised.
Portadown College Lifeline Charity reaching out to support their community
After a big year of fundraising through rock concerts, bun sales, table quizzes and much more, Portadown College charity: Lifeline made a number of presentations to local charities in the community.
- A presentation from Beth Brown to Kate Dawson – Reach Mentoring – £460 raised at the Colour Run
- Emma Lewis presented a cheque to Colleen Milligan – Air Ambulance NI – £740 raised at the Colour Run and year 13 Table Quiz
- Daniel Moorcroft presented a cheque to Mrs Symington – the Brain Tumour Charity – £560 raised at the Colour Run and bun sale
- Kiara McClelland presented a cheque to Rachel Smith – Cancer Focus – £330 raised at the year 14 group project and the Rock Concert
- Aimee Kennedy presented a cheque to Angela Litter – Ripples Special Olympics – £330 raised at the year 14 group project and the Rock Concert
- Sarah McAlpine presented a cheque to Evangeline Millar – Helping Hands – £330 raised at the year 14 group project and the Rock Concert
- Kiara McClelland presented a cheque to Mark Knox – Aspire – £330 raised at the year 14 group project and the Rock Concert
- Helen Kane will present a cheque to Sarah Coghlan – Exodus – £330 raised at the year 14 group project and the Rock Concert
- Kathryn Bond presented a cheque to Pauline Marshall – Abaana – £330 raised at the year 14 group project and the Rock Concert
- Peter Douglas presented a cheque to James McCaffrey – Southern Area Hospice – £280 raised at the year 13 Table Quiz
In addition to these presentations, £110 was raised for Cure4Cam, £110 was donated to Project Romania, £766 has been already donated to Concern Fast and the College Lifeline charity continue to sponsor the education of three children through Plan International.
Students also work alongside the community in a range of projects throughout the year including their Santa Trail for infants, Senior Citizens’ Concert and their visits to Care Homes.
Rainbows amidst the rain
Sixth Form students at Portadown College faced the wind and rain for the school charity Lifeline Colour Run on Wednesday afternoon.
Despite the torrential rain, students embraced the challenge and had fun running through the rain sprayed with colour with the incentive of a hot burger on completion.
The students collectively raised £1135.16 for Reach Mentoring, the Air Ambulance and the Institute of Cancer Research.
School year 2015/16
Another fun and busy year of fundraising for PC’s Lifeliners culminated in the annual presentation of cheques to a range of local charities.
PC’s charity Lifeline has organised a range of fundraisers throughout the school year. The Rock concert in November and non –uniform day raised a significant amount of money, some of which pays for the sponsorship of 3 children through Plan International, some of which was presented to BBC Children in Need, and £450 which year 14 student David McClelland presented to Janice Barr from Charlene’s Project.
Kayla McCann introduced Lynn Cowan from the Heart Beat Trust who told us about the charity to which Lifeline presented £315, money raised through the Year1 3 Table Quiz at Christmas.
The Santa Trail has become a fixture in the College calendar at Christmas, with PC students hosting primary school children for a visit to Santa like no other. Jack and Adele from the Southern Area Hospice helped by taking on the roles of Santa & Mrs Claus, and in recognition of their on-going support for this project, Sarah Johnston and Zoe Cumberland presented Jack (Santa Claus) with a cheque for £50 to the Southern Area Hospice.
Simon Richardson from Craigavon Area Food Bank was presented with a cheque for £450, part of the £2200 raised at the non-uniform day and rock concert last November.
Former student Katie Laverty accepted a cheque for £315 on behalf of Fields of Life from Lifeline student Katie Bell. The money raised at the year 13 Lifeline table quiz at Christmas will go towards the construction of a well.
These presentations only mark a small number of fundraising events that took place this year.
Years 11 and 12 organised a bun sale, while the sixth form Lifeliners organised a coffee morning. The money raised was used to fund our annual community events, the Senior Citizens’ Concert in October and the Santa Trail in December, to which p1 pupils from Millington and Moyallon Primary Schools were invited.
An assembly collection lifted £450 for the refugee crisis in Syria. A number of students then took part in the concern 24 hour Fast or Silence and raised £610 for Concern. This money was then doubled by the government.
Clearly, PC students involved in Lifeline have excelled themselves once again, in their compassion for those in need, whether at home or abroad, and in their willing service to the local community. Well done Lifeliners!