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Wednesday 28 June 2017

Little Crickets get busy growing for charity

Enjoying the Little Crickets creche family fun evening for the LauraLynn Foundation were deputy manager Sharon Shannon, owner Hugh Carabine, Ava Beale, Bradley and Blaine Kelly
Enjoying the Little Crickets creche family fun evening for the LauraLynn Foundation were deputy manager Sharon Shannon, owner Hugh Carabine, Ava Beale, Bradley and Blaine Kelly

Fintan Lambe

The children at Little Crickets Montessori school and crèche on the Hollyfort Road, Gorey, have become expert gardeners. For the past few months, they have been taking care of more than 60 seeds and bulbs which grew into bedding plants, daffodils, and other flowers.

Thanks to their dedicated watering, and monitoring, the resulting plants were then sold at a special fun evening at the centre.

Family and friends were invited along for an evening of entertainment, which included refreshments, bouncy castles, and face painting, as well as the sale of the plants that the children grew themselves.

Proprietor Hugh and Sharon Carabine were delighted with the response to the evening and thanks went to the children and their parents for their help and contributions. They also got great support from local individuals and businesses including Nicola and Darren Treacy who were thanked for donating many of the plants.

Thanks also went to the local businesses that supported, including: Tesco Gorey; Joanne's Café and Restaurant; Lloyd's Pharmacy; Hickey's Pharmacy; Party4Kidz; Face painting by Liz; Katie Daly's; Pettitt's SuperValu, Gorey; O'Connor's Plants; and the Bunker Bar.

The event served as a fundraiser for the LauraLynn Foundation, and deputy manager Sharon Shannon explained it was one of several events organised for the cause. A total of €3,800 has been raised so far this year for the charity.

Gorey Guardian

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