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Monday 18 June 2018

Little tots raise more than €450 for Barnardos

Children of Patricia’s Preschool on their Teddy Bears Picnic for Barnardos with (back, from left): Christine Maher, who is on work experience; proprietor, Patrica Byrne; and staff members Helen Gregan and Ina Keighley
Children of Patricia’s Preschool on their Teddy Bears Picnic for Barnardos with (back, from left): Christine Maher, who is on work experience; proprietor, Patrica Byrne; and staff members Helen Gregan and Ina Keighley

Sara Gahan

Children at Patricia's Pre-School Tara Hill took their favourite teddies to school for the day on Wednesday morning as they set off on their annual Teddy Bears' Picnic for Barnardos.

The little tots managed to gather more than €450 for the charity from their family and friends.

Patricia Byrne, who has run the preschool at Tara Hill for 20 years, was absolutely delighted with how well the children did for the good cause.

The weather was glorious and the kids enjoyed some fun in the sun.

'We could not have asked for a nicer day on Wednesday,' said Patricia. 'They enjoyed every minute of it including all the food we provided.'

The front lawn of the preschool was filled with teddies of all shapes and sizes, and when the children went out for their picnic, they enjoyed a snack at picnic tables that were laid out on the lawn.

The kids were treated to cocktail sausages, fruit bowls, drinks, crisps, sweets and even the teddy bears enjoyed some munchies too.

Patricia said she would like to thank everyone for their kind donations and to staff members Ina Keighley, Helen Gregan and Christina Maher.

Gorey Guardian

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