Huge thanks to Mary O’Brien’s students in Castleconnell National School, Co. Limerick who made a donation of €260 to Bóthar. The class were very interested to learn about how their donation would be helping families in the developing world. Thanks you one and all for your amazing support!
On Friday, May 1st, St. John the Apostle, Knocknacarra NS in Galway held a non-uniform day and played 5-a-side football matches, raising more than €900 for Bóthar! Well done to everyone who took part. Players of the future no doubt!
Pat Mullins was thrilled to collect a cheque for €500 that the pupils of Glenbeigh NS collected for Bóthar as part of their Lenten campaign. This year, the school hosted a variety of fundraising events including a Pancake Day, an Obstacle Course, a Movie Day, a Skipathon, an Easter Egg Hunt, an Easter Egg Raffle and their favourite, a Bring and Buy Sale. Phew! That’s a lot of effort, but with a huge reward. The families you are helping will benefit for many years to come. Míle buíochas.
6th class at Scoil Náisiúnta Cill Lachtaoin, Newcastlewest, Co. Limerick very generously donated €120 from their Confirmation money to send chicks to struggling families in Burkina Faso. The students were very egg-cited to know that they will be changing lives in the developing world. Go raibh míle maith aguibh go léir!
Sincere thanks to Seán and Elizabeth Donnelly from Co. Down who recently held a folk music concert at Elizabeth's art gallery "The Browne Knowe Art Gallery" and raised £300 for Bóthar. Thank you to everyone who attended and supported the fundraiser!
Pictured at a recent Heifer Collection in Roscrea were students from Pobalscoil Inbhear Scé, Kenmare, Co. Kerry. The class undertook a "Live Below the Line" project in aid of Bóthar to see how families live on less that €1 per day. The class shared their findings and insights and shared how difficult it must be for families who struggle like this every day of their lives. Sincere thanks to their teacher, Ms. Sanford and for the huge effort all the students put in.
Scoil Phádraig Naofa, Mountmellick, Co. Laois recently raised €700 for Bóthar through fundraising and donations from pupils, staff and parents.Well done to everyone. Your support makes such a difference !
Well done to the second year students from Sancta Maria College, Louisburgh, Co Mayo, who on May 26th took part in an insightful fundraiser for Bóthar. The group of over 30 young men and women completed a 5.6 km walk whilst sharing the carrying of two 5 litre water containers. By doing this, they wanted to raise awareness of the plight of people living in the Developing World who have to do this task everyday in order to have the vital natural resource we all take for granted. The students spoke of this amongst themselves as they walked of "how easy is it to just turn the tap on; imagine actually having to do this just to have water". The future of fundraising and awareness raising is safe in the hands of our youth with the students raising a fantastic €1,115.
A big THANK YOU to the children of Dromore NS, Communion and Confirmation classes from Dromore, Bantry, Co Cork for raising enough to send 2 goats to struggling families in Uganda.
Long-time supporters Murhur National School in Moyvane, Listowel, Co. Kerry came up trumps again for Bóthar by raising €456.30. Thank you to everyone who took part! You are all SUPER!