Listerlin pupils dish up some tasty treats to raise funds for penguins

Listerlin 2nd pupils who raised €603-10 in a bake sale for Support the Penguins of Antarctica. From left; Kate Cody, Amy Cunningham, Anna May Lawlor and ellie Gaule. Photo; Mary Browne

David LoobyNew Ross Standard

Listerlin NS pupils Amy Cunningham, Ellie Gaule, Anna Mai Lawlor and Kate Cody’s love of penguins saw her and her classmates hold a cake sale recently, raising €603.10 for the Global Penguin Society.

Catriona Cunningham said: “My daughter Amy (8) and her three friends Ellie Gaule (9), Anna Mai Lawlor (8) and Kate Cody (9), all in 2nd class in Scoil Mholinge, Listerlin, are passionately raising awareness for the plight of penguins and the adverse affects climate change is having for them.”

Amy (who is the proud owner of 14 penguin teddies, her colony!), has wanted to raise money for her beloved penguins for a long time. With the help of her friends and their Mams, they held a bake sale fundraiser at Listerlin church after Sunday mass, raising an amazing €301.55 and Ellie’s mam Emma has so kindly managed to double that amount through her work scheme from Google to a very generous €603.10.

The girls chose the Global Penguin Society for their donation as they promote penguin conservation through educational programmes for children. They wish to thank everyone who so generously supported this passionate cause.