Charity marks true meaning of Christmas in Castlegregory

Published 19/12/2012 | 21:02

Katie Raftery, Ross Spillane and Marie McCarthy of Mean Scoil Nua an LeithTriuigh with a cheque for €1,620 which was raised for Multiple Sclerosis.

'CHARITY begins at home' goes the old adage and the kind-hearted students of Castlegregory's Meán Scoil Nua an Leith-Triúigh are leading by example in this regard, having raised over €2,300 for charity over the past couple of months.

Last week, the philanthropic students presented Castlegregory representatives of the St Vincent de Paul Society with €362, which they had raised through a cake sale hosted on November 20 with the encouragement and support of their Eacnamaíocht Baile teacher, Máire Nic Gearailt. Another €362, also raised through the cake sale, has been donated to Temple Street Children's Hospital.

Earlier in the year, the students also managed to raise €1,620 through their participation in the MS Readathon, which supports people living with Multiple Sclerosis.

All told, Meán Scoil Nua an Leith-Triúigh students have raised €2,344 for charity over the past few months, which is no mean feat. Gourth year students at the school are now hoping that local people will support their Christmas Card drive. The cards are available in packs of ten for €6 in local shops and the proceeds will go towards cancer research.

Príomhoide of Meán Scoil Nua an Leith-Triúigh Aodán MacGearailt paid tribute to the students and the teachers for their efforts over the past few months, adding that they are looking forward to undertaking new fundraising initiatives in the

coming year.

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