Samaritan Simone

YVETTE BATTEN - NORTH TARANAKI MIDWEEK
Last updated 05:00 02/04/2014
ntm-stpius
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.

Relevant offers

Midweek

Bright Star at New Plymouth Little Theatre New Plymouth charities clash in schedule conflicts, ask council for help School pupils helping Women's Refuge Taranaki to fundraise for awareness Waitara High School students construct playhouse for Build-Ability Challenge Wedding industry applauds Taranaki in new awards ceremony Norfolk school staff member retires after 32 years Minister Jo Goodhew plants a tree in Pukekura Park for Volunteer Week Soap labels printed at Taranaki Aviation Transportation and Technology Museum Taranaki hairdressers to travel to Australia for national Wella TrendVision competition New Zealand Symphony Orchestra delivers superb show in New Plymouth

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.

Ad Feedback

- Taranaki

Special offers
Opinion poll

Would you like to see the reinstatement of the public fireworks display at Guy Fawkes?

Yes

No

I don't care

Vote Result

Related story: Pyro to the people

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content