Rambling Rory’s Save the Children target

A young Ballycastle boy has set himself a walking challenge to raise funds for the charity Save the Children.

During the month of April, Rory Campbell challenged himself to walk 100 miles to, not only raise money for children who are experiencing difficulty or adversity at present, but also raise awareness of these issues to the public.

He has been commended for his efforts by the staff and his fellow pupils from St Patrick’s and St Brigid’s Primary School in Ballycastle.

Mrs Graham, Rory’s teacher, commented: “We are so proud of all the hard work and dedication Rory has put into his 100 mile challenge so far.

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Rory Campbell with staff from St Patrick's and St Brigid's PS Ballycastle

“Each day he keeps us up to date on his new total and he is keeping a close eye on his Fitbit throughout the day. He is a true inspiration to both his pupils and to his teachers!

“We wish him all the success for the rest of his challenge and know there are lots of boys and girls who will benefit greatly from his hard work and commitment. Keep going Rory, you can do it!”

Mr Kinney, the acting principal at St Patrick’s and St Brigid’s Primary School, also wanted to commend Rory on his fundraising initiative.

He stated: “I am genuinely impressed that Rory would not only think of others at this difficult time for everyone, when all children have had such a difficult time, but that he would actually do something tangible about it and take time from his day every day for a month to raise much needed funds for this important charity.

“I would like to commend him for his genuine compassion and empathy for others and wish him all the best as he completes his fundraising challenge. It is great to see a young person taking such initiative and I am very proud to have him as a pupil at our school.”

P5 pupil Rory was also congratulated by Mrs Fitzpatrick, the Rights Respecting Schools co-ordinator.

Anyone who would like to support Rory in his fundraising can do so by visiting https://www.justgiving.com/Alex-Campbell27