Samaritan Simone

YVETTE BATTEN - NORTH TARANAKI MIDWEEK
Last updated 05:00 02/04/2014
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Yvette Batten /Fairfax NZ

Reading time: Sacred Heart Girls College student Simone Grenner reads The Gruffalo to St Pius X pupils Harry Stuck and Isla Fabish.

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Simone Grenner is a beauty with a cause.

The 16-year-old visited St Pius X School last week to deliver a cheque for money she raised to go towards their library.

In January the school's library went up in flames when St Philomena's Catholic Church burnt down.

Grenner, who is not a ex-pupil of the school, raised $680 as part of her entry into the Miss Taranaki pageant.

"It gave me a really good feeling helping out people," she said. "I saw it in a newspaper article about St Pius and some of my friends actually went to St Pius so I really wanted to help."

She raised the money during a sausage sizzle in The Valley and she also went collecting during Americarna.

Acting principal Anne Dent said the donation was generous.

"It's a very kind generous offer by Simone and she's not even an ex-pupil. We are very grateful and we're blessed to have people like her in the community," Dent said.

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