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Sunday 15 July 2018

Christmas comes early for kids at St Senan’s school

Martin Murphy, a member of The Irish Mini Owners Club, donated bikes and go-karts to the Autistic Unit of St. Senan's Primary School. He is pictured with children from the unit, SNA's and deputy principal Seamus Kavanagh
Martin Murphy, a member of The Irish Mini Owners Club, donated bikes and go-karts to the Autistic Unit of St. Senan's Primary School. He is pictured with children from the unit, SNA's and deputy principal Seamus Kavanagh

Pádraig Byrne

While usually presents are delivered on a sleigh at this time of year, special presents came from a Mini Cooper as Christmas came early to St Senan's PS. A committee member of the Irish Mini Owners Club, local man Martin Murphy was given €1,000 from the proceeds of their International Mini meet in Westport earlier this year to donate to a charity of his choice.

Martin could think of nothing better than bringing some smiles to the faces of local children and decided to use the money to purchase bikes and go-karts for the children in the Autistic Unit at the school.

The excitement was immense as the children got to grips with the new wheels and Martin was delighted to see them so happy.

'I chose St Senan's school for my donation because my two children are both past pupils,' he said. 'I especially wanted to help the children in the Autistic Unit and I was delighted to see them so happy with the new bikes.'

Martin also wished to thank Enniscorthy Bike Centre for providing the bikes and go-karts at such a reasonable rate and he wished the children at St Senan's happy pedalling as he left them to play with their new wheels!

The staff and management at St Senan's PS also wished to express their appreciation to Martin and everyone in the Irish Mini Owners club for their generosity and ensured them that they're donation would result in hours of fun for the pupils in the Autistic Unit.

Enniscorthy Guardian

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