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Sunday 17 November 2019

National Learning Network in Swords hosts pink fundraiser

The National Learning Network Centre in Swords hosted a tasty fundraiser in the shape of a bake sale, last week to raise cash and awareness for the fight against breast cancer.

All the proceeds from the event went to the Irish Cancer Society and saw everyone at the centre get in the pink to raise money for this great cause.

The event was hosted student captains Grace Losty and Nicole Rooney and went off like a treat.

Grace told the Fingal Independent: 'We had the whole Centre involved by wearing pink, including men and women.

'We contacted the Irish Cancer society and they helped us by giving us pink badges to sell and posters to promote awarene ssof breast cancer as it can effect anyone

'We want to spread the awareness around.'

At NLN in Swords they provide a range of free courses to people who have had an accident, illness, injury or have a disability and extra support needs.

Its courses are tailored to each student's needs, to help them to build their confidence while getting practical job-seeking skills to help them get a job or go on to further training.

The National Learning Network (NLN) provides a range of flexible training courses and support services for people who need specialist support (job seekers, unemployed, people with an illness or disability) in 50 centres around the country.

The SOLAS courses and HSE programmes, all of which include work experience, offer nationally recognised qualifications including QQI, ECDL, and City and Guilds ensuring that students at the centres are ready to get a job or go on to further education.

Fingal Independent

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