18th Dec 2018 – The Carol Service yesterday was lovely – many thanks to all the girls who took part, and to Mr McCarthy, Mrs Brown and Mrs Carter for organising everything.  Afterwards, everyone retired to the workshop for mince pies and mulled wine.  These were kindly provided by the Parents Association, who also announced the winners of this year’s Grand Draw.

The following report was provided by Vince McHugh, who has been organising the draw and many other PA activities for several years now.  Last night he stepped down from this role, and Loreto College would like to offer him a huge thank you for all that he has done for the pupils of this school.

Several Girls did really well at selling tickets: Izzy Phillips of 7T sold the most individually, and she won a lovely Ted Baker purse for doing so; several forms clearly had the Domino’s Pizza lunch in their sights, but it was 7T who will be feasting during Wednesday lunchtime. Their form teacher Miss Baptisto also benefits from their success, as she has received a lovely bottle of Champagne kindly donated by Jonathan and Marion Moulton.

The winners of the draw itself were as follows:

1st Prize – iPad 128GB & Luxury Spa Day for 2 – James Reggel
2nd Prize – £350 Intu Gift Card – Lydia Swan 8F
3rd Prize – £250 Top Shop Gift Card – Genny Costa
4th Prize – £75 Amazon & £75 ASOS Voucher – Carmo Poeira
5th Prize – £100 Buy A Gift Voucher – Lora Kyoseva
6th Prize – Meal for two at Sofalino in Whetstone (kindly donated by Adriano Bernabei) & Bottle of Champagne – Mark Lee
7th Prize – Exceedingly Nice Hamper, Coconut Hamper & Prosecco (kindly donated by Daniella Busseni) – Stacey Novelle
8th Prize – Meal for two at Ayso in St Albans (kindly donated by Daniella Busseni) – Lydia Swan 8F

This year we have raised £11,000, before expenses, which is an absolutely fabulous amount! Thank you to all of you who supported us in buying and selling tickets, the many who worked in the background to make it happen and to those who donated prizes.

May we take this opportunity to wish you all a Happy Christmas and Peaceful New Year.

Loreto Parents’ Association