Hearts of Gold

Published 09/01/2013 | 10:11

Aine Rock, Hannah O'Brien, Lynsey Reilly, Eibhlin Munster, Fr Martin Kenny and Katie Goldsmith with Jason Collins Mullen from Drogheda Special Needs Association.

FOUR OF the senior members of the Lourdes Youth choir Aine Rock, Eibhlin Munster, Katie Goldsmith and Lynsey Reilly are working towards their 'Gold Papal award' and Hannah O'Brien is working towards the Gold Papal cross award.

As part of their work for the awards the youth members decided to do a fundraising event for a local charity and raised €500 for a disability charity.

During their annual summer camp last August, the five members organised a sponsored stay-a-wake for the last night.

A lot of work was put into the evening by the girls who organised a quiz and ' The Lourdes Youth Choir's Got Talent' competition. The five enthusiastic youth members went all out on the night for the talent show by dressing up as the four judges and presenter of the X factor.

All the choir members took part on the night and the choir proved it had more than vocal talent within the group.

There was acting, instrument well as vocal talent.

The judges chose 8-year-old violinist Phillipa Brennan as the overall winner.

' The staying awake was difficult to say the least with the juniors more able for it than the seniors or indeed choir leaders Jackie and Liz. I thought I'd never see my bed again – it was painful from 5am-9am but we made it and it was all in a good cause,' explained Jackie Walsh.

The girls chose Drogheda Special Needs Association and last week presented Jason Collins Mullen with €500.

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