Students and staff of Irene McCormack Catholic College came together on Friday, 5 May in celebration of the life of the College Patron, Sister Irene McCormack.
The College community were joined by members of the McCormack family, including Irene’s sister Bernadette, her brother John and his wife Maureen, to celebrate Irene’s life and raise money for charity.
Irene McCormack Day began with the celebration of Mass, with the remainder of the day filled with festivities of food, colour, fun, generosity and music – many of the wonderful things that characterised Irene.
Staff, students and their families volunteered their time and donated equipment, funds, prizes and baked goods to raise an incredible $7,000. Of this, $5,000 was donated to the Archbishop’s charity, LifeLink, which supports welfare agencies in Perth, and $2,000 was given to Brother Ollie Pickett’s Wheelchairs for Kids under the banner of ‘Kids Helping Kids’.
Mr John Swindells, Dean of Campus said “Our College community is most able to celebrate ourselves when we look after one another and those in need. It really is a mobilisation of a community which relies on generous hearts and a sense of something worth celebrating”.