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Centrale agrees to sponsor the Eggheads Charity Event – Thank you!


After a few weeks of deliberation and the persistence of Geewai Chui from Team Light, SHOPPING CENTRE CENTRALE  has kindly agreed to sponsor the event. This means they will be paying a rather considerable sum of money to the school to go towards covering costs (breaking even) that will be incurred by the event (i.e venue hire, catering, etc). This is absolutely amazing news and what an achievement for Team Light! The story  started a month or so ago when Team Light (Alistair, Tevin and Geewai) (accompanied by Miss Syal) went on one of their “sales rounds” to Centrale.  The receptionist there was extremely helpful and allowed the students in to the marketing department. The team made their pitch and left the marketing dept with their contact details and the event’s promotional leaflet (created by Alistair).  Centrale did of course have to consider the proposal but Geewai ensured this was definitely happening by touching base with the Marketing Head there during half term.  And then this evening, I received the e-mail we were waiting for from the lovely Sony Mistou who has been such a support and encouragement to our students.

Thank you Centrale for your support and sponsorship which will go a long way towards making the evening a success. More importantly it will ensure that most of the profits from ticket and raffle sales will go to the two worthy charities we are working on behalf of.  Children in Crisis and the Purley Cross Centre.
Team Light – well done! And Geewai – congratulations.

A few quotes below on PERSISTENCE …

“Persistence is the twin sister of excellence. One is a matter of quality; the other, a matter of time.”  Napoleon Hill (American author, 1883-1970)

“Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan “press on” has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race” Calvin Coolidge (American 30th President of the United States, 1872-1933)

G.K Chesterton (a favourite author of mine and the guy who inspired C.S Lewis) puts it more simply:

“Energy and persistence just may conquer all things.” -G.K Chesterton
and finally…

“If  success is the destination … Persistence is the vehicle you arrive in.” -William Eardley, IV


November 11, 2010 - Posted by | Uncategorized

1 Comment »

  1. yayy

    Comment by themissbenjamin | November 11, 2010 | Reply

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