Fun night ahead to be sure
Richmond's St Paul's School isn't relying on a pot of gold over the rainbow to provide the $200,000 it needs for a school hall. Instead it will hold a St Patrick's Night fundraiser.
While the school parent fundraising committee, Friends of Saint Paul's School, has been busy preparing for the night, the pupils have been helping out making decorations.
The event is open to the public and will be held at the Hope hall on Main Rd, Hope, on Friday.
Parent Steph Mills said the school had grown to 220 pupils. They do not have anywhere to hold indoor sports such as gym, and assemblies are held in a small classroom which they've outgrown.
The school will not get funds from the Ministry of Education for the new building so they need to raise the $200,000 themselves.
She expects it could take two or three years but says it's a case of "the sooner the better" for building the hall.
The event will include Irish band The Flying Feet and traditional food and Guinness.
The $25 a head tickets are available from the school on Salisbury Rd, the Queen St Pharmacy and Office Products in McGlashen Ave.