Scart pupils raise funds for Philippines with craft fair

Published 25/12/2013 | 05:36

Helen Barrett making a presentation of a donation towards the Philippines Disaster Fund to Castleisland resident, Philippines native, Rowena Arino at Scartaglin National School last week. Included are Seán Barrett, Bianca and Jon Arsky Arino, Ann Marie Barrett and Sheila Murphy.
Helen Barrett making a presentation of a donation towards the Philippines Disaster Fund to Castleisland resident, Philippines native, Rowena Arino at Scartaglin National School last week. Included are Seán Barrett, Bianca and Jon Arsky Arino, Ann Marie Barrett and Sheila Murphy.

Scartaglin National School pupils are so concerned about the plight of the people in the Philippines who were devastated by Hurricane Haiyan in November that, with the help of parent, Helen Barrett, Dromulton, they decided to organise a Christmas craft fair.

The fair was held in Scartaglin Heritage Centre on Sunday, December 1, with help from Scartaglin Rosary Group who donated €100 to help purchase craft materials.

The out-pouring of goodwill in Scartaglin knows no bounds with donations coming in from all around. €568 was raised at the fair.

A family from the Philippines living in Castleisland are deeply moved by the compassionate gesture.

Helen Barrett made the presentation of this money on behalf of the management and pupils of the school.

School Principal, Mairéad Bn.Uí Bhrosnacháin, said that the school is glad to be of assistance to this worthy cause at a time of such devastation in the Philippines.

Kerryman

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