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Singer gives St Andrew’s a charity boost

— Susan Boyle helps the Glasgow secondary school launch its Lenten charities appeal

Staff and pupils from St Andrew’s Secondary School, Glasgow, were delighted to welcome special guest, Susan Boyle to the school to help them launch their Lenten charities appeal.

The Catholic singing star was present at St Andrew’s on Friday February 24 as Bishop Emeritus John Mone of Paisley celebrated Mass at the school to mark the beginning of Lent. The bishop was joined by Fr Joseph Sullivan, St Andrew’s school chaplain, and clergy from three dioceses for the celebration of Mass.

St Andrew’s headteacher, Gerry Lyons, and Josephine Smith, principal teacher of RE at the school, managed to keep the identity of their special guest secret from the pupils, who, according to Ms Smith, were ‘absolutely thrilled’ to see Ms Boyle join them for the day of celebration.

“It was a lovely celebration and a beautiful Mass,” Ms Smith said.

The school asked Ms Boyle to nominate a charity to be among those that benefit from the St Andrew’s community’s numerous fundraising events that will take place throughout Lent. Ms Boyle chose the Catholic Grandparents Association.

— martin@sconews.co.uk

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