16th January 2017
Dobbin Girls Ulster Regiment and the Grange Boys and Girls Company, closely supported by Development Workers, Victoria and Matthew, adopted The Leprosy Mission as their chosen charity. Both units were challenged to relate to the lives of people suffering from leprosy, compared to their lives in school and think about how they could make a difference.
Both the Regiment and the Company arranged for stamp collections, and asked friends, neighbours and anyone else they could think of, to collect old ink cartridges, for which the mission could reclaim money. Every opportunity to raise awareness and ask for donations was put to good use. As part of a Christian organisation, not only did the young people look at different ways to raise money for The Leprosy Mission, they also learnt new prayers to inspire them.
Over 12 months, during which the project became part and parcel of every social action delivered by the companies, the Dobbin Girls and the Grange Boys and Girls handed over cheques to the total of £900.