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Sunday 24 March 2019

Students give back to Make A Wish charity

Ballyellis NS pupil Ben Kelly presenting Tricia Quinn of Make A Wish Ireland with a cheque for €200. Also pictured are pupils Conall Butler, Shay Doran, Michael Kinsella, Cian Lancaster, Ben Walsh, Tom Mackey and Adam Donohoe
Ballyellis NS pupil Ben Kelly presenting Tricia Quinn of Make A Wish Ireland with a cheque for €200. Also pictured are pupils Conall Butler, Shay Doran, Michael Kinsella, Cian Lancaster, Ben Walsh, Tom Mackey and Adam Donohoe

Esther Hayden

The kind hearted students of Ballyellis National School raised €200 for Make A Wish Ireland.

Principal at Ballyellis NS, Enda Morrissey, said the sixth class boys at the school had decided to raise money for charity as part of the school's entrepreneur programme.

One of their classmates, Ben Kelly, had previously benefited from Make A Wish Ireland and the boys wanted to thank the charity for this.

In order to raise vital funds they sold raffle tickets both in the school and in the local community. They also sourced a number of prizes from local businesses.

In total the students raised €200 which Ben and his classmates presented to Make A Wish Ireland regional co-ordinator Trish Quinn in the school last Wednesday.

Enda said the staff were very proud of the boys saying they had worked very hard selling tickets to ensure they raised a lot of money for Make A Wish.

Gorey Guardian

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