FREEPORT – As part of their ongoing support of the Grand Bahama Children’s Home, the Lucaya International School and its students once again hosted the 3rd annual ‘Turkey Trot’ fun run to raise much needed funds.
Students, teachers, parents and supporters along with some of the children from the Home took off for their annual Turkey Trot fun run near Banana Bay in Lucaya, and raised $4,163.96 for the Children’s Home.
“The LIS family again feels privileged to be able to help the Grand Bahama Children’s Home by raising funds through the third annual LIS Turkey Trot fun run,” said Lee Rawlinson, IB/IGCSE co-ordinator at LIS.
“We want to say a huge thank you to all of our sponsors who enable us to run the event, the organisers and especially the runners and walkers without whom we would not be able to donate so much.”
In addition to the funds that were raised for the event, LIS also donated an additional $300 which was raised by the Year 4 class from the practical ‘action’ of their Unit of Inquiry on Businesses where students plan, set up and then operate their own business over three days during lunchtime.
The executive committee of the Home was overwhelmed and encouraged by the school’s support.
“We simply cannot thank the students, parents, teachers and sponsors of LIS for the support they give our children and our Home,” said Sheila Johnson-Smith.
“Not only have they raised such important funds for us through the ‘Turkey Trot,’ but the students and their families find ways throughout the year to make an important difference in the lives of the children.
“From tutoring the kids to present-giving, they have done an incredible job of both making an important difference for our children while setting an incredible example for us all.”