Friday 24 October 2014

Tubridy backs funds drive at old school

Published 16/01/2014 | 02:30

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Ryan Tubridy kick-starts Blackrock College fundraising for new School in Kenya
Ryan Tubridy launched the fundraising Car Raffle, with the principal of the new Kenyan school Fr John Wamburun (pictured), run by the boys and parents of Blackrock College in support of the new Spiritan school construction project in Kenya.
Ryan Tubridy thanked the parents, boys and past students of Blackrock College for their extensive support of this project over the last four years.
This involved Blackrock boys travelling to Kenya each summer to work on the construction site together with significant financial support from the parents and past students of the College. The first phase of this development has now been completed and the new school will open on the 2nd February in Kenya.
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Ryan Tubridy launched the fundraising Car Raffle, with the principal of the new Kenyan school Fr John Wamburun

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.

Irish Independent

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