For the 20th consecutive year the community of Cregmore National School hosted a Coffee Morning, Cake Sale and Monster Raffle, all proceeds donated to St. Vincent de Paul. The occasion, coordinated by the pupils of 6th class, under the guidance of their teachers Ms. McCormack and Mr. Madden, proved to be a huge success with a large number of parents, grandparents, past pupils and friends popping into the school hall to feast on some wonderful baking and enjoy the entertainment of both the school choir and the school trad group. Guests of honour on the day were the Senior Citizens who travelled by bus from the Claregalway Day Care Centre. A total of €1,000 was raised on the day while 10 large boxes of dry food were also donated to the charity. An additional €300 was presented to the Paediatric Unit of NUIG to help fund the enhancement project of the Unit which is due to commence shortly. The pupils of 6th class stressed that they would like to sincerely thank everyone who supported the event, including those who baked cakes, who purchased both cakes and raffle tickets, and in particular who provided items for the 20 wonderful hampers which were raffled. Mr Mattie Kelly accepted the money and food on behalf of St Vincent de Paul and concluded his visit by thanking most sincerely the pupils, teachers and school community of Cregmore National School for their loyalty and continued generosity to the charity
Pictured above are the pupils of Rang 6, Cregmore National School who presented a cheque of €1,000 to St. Vincent de Paul following their very successful Coffee Morning, Cake Sale and Raffle.
Front Row; Ciaran Bradley, Sadie Jinks, Emily Morrissey, Ella Greaney, Roisin Fitzmaurice. Second Row; Cormac Maher, Isabelle McHugh, Grace Moloney, Shannon McMenamin, Emilija Byrne, Molly Spellman, Eoin Kenny, Daniel Casey. Third Row; Anthony Gobrial, Ashka Little, Cillian Walshe, Marc Cummins, Darragh McIntee, Paddy McGrath, Conor Prendergast, Shane Quinn, Rory Holland. Top Row; Ava Callaghan, Leah Callaghan, Ellen Grealish, Muireann McNeill, Carla McGrath, Lauren Gribbons, Leah Daly, Dearbhla Kelly, Emma Cullinane, Aideen Clarke, Niamh Cullinane.