Tubridy backs funds drive at old school
BROADCASTER Ryan Tubridy returned to his Blackrock College roots to lend a helping hand to his former teachers and their students.
The 40-year-old 'Late Late Show' host turned up at the south Dublin secondary school yesterday to launch a raffle for a car and raise awareness about its education development programme in Kenya.
The pupils of the rugby-playing school have so far raised €400,000 to build the Spiritan Fathers Holy Ghost school in Machakos and are hoping to complete a second and third phase of the project.
Former students Aidan Corless and Steven Doyle have been spearheading the campaign. "We've already built a classroom, a dining area, study centre and dormitory for the pupils, but there are two more buildings to be built to house 240 children," Mr Corless said.