'Born to Run' present proceeds of 40-mile run to St Ita's school

Members of Born To Run Tralee Marathon Club who presented a cheque of €2,229 to St Ita’s & St Joseph’s school on Monday; accepting the cheque on behalf of the school is principal Grace Sheehan and students of the school. Photo by Joe Hanley
Members of Born To Run Tralee Marathon Club who presented a cheque of €2,229 to St Ita’s & St Joseph’s school on Monday; accepting the cheque on behalf of the school is principal Grace Sheehan and students of the school. Photo by Joe Hanley

Fergus Dennehy

It was a case of heading back to school for some members of the local 'Born to Run Tralee Marathon Club' this week as they presented St Ita's & St Joseph's with a cheque for €2,229.

The money was the proceeds from the running club's 40 mile Ultra Marathon held back in July; St Ita's & St Joseph's held nothing back in their applause last Monday as representatives from the club arrived in to the assembly hall to officially hand over the money.

The funds will now be used to help complete the school's vocational centre which was set up to equip students with the skills to find employment after their school career comes to an end.

Speaking after accepting the cheque, Principal Grace Sheehan was full of thanks for the running club's generosity.

"We want to provide our pupils with vocational training where they can go on and be living, active citizens in the community, and this is a key part of our mission statement," she said.

"We are absolutely delighted to receive this donation from Tralee Born to Run," she said.

Aoife O'Connor, a member of 'Born To Run said that the 40 mile event every year is a wonderful opportunity for the members to give back to those in their community.

"It is a great opportunity for Born to Run to be active members of the community and support such a worthy cause," she said.

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