School for Autism ben­e­fits as Clare reaches African sum­mit

Bray People - - Christmas Time In Bray -

THE Bar­na­coyle School for Autism in New­cas­tle were the very proud re­cip­i­ents of a gen­er­ous cheque from a lo­cal Bray woman.

Clare Power who runs the ClareEl­iz­a­beth Creche in Bray took on the brave and ex­cit­ing chal­lenge of climb­ing Mount Kil­i­man­jaro in Tan­za­nia in Africa in a bid to raise money for the school.

Through­out the sum­mer, Clare tied up her hik­ing boots and took to the hills of the Wick­low Moun­tains in train­ing for the larger chal­lenge of Kil­i­man­jaro.

Through fundrais­ing and spon­sor­ship, Clare raised a whop­ping €4,044 for the school.

‘It is such a good cause and as teacher my­self I see how vi­tal the Bar­na­coyle School is to the lo­cal com­mu­nity. It is such a pity to see a great school de­prived of fund­ing from the gov­ern­ment es­pe­cially when it pro­vides great re­sults. I was de­lighted and proud to raise money for such a wor­thy cause,’ ex­plained Clare.

Last Tues­day morn­ing Clare joined staff and stu­dents at the school for the cheque pre­sen­ta­tion and a small re­cep­tion.

Clare handed over the large cheque and the guests were then treated to some tea, cof­fee, cakes and bis­cuits.

Clare was de­lighted to visit the school and was given a spe­cial tour of the fa­cil­i­ties and class­rooms.

A lovely morn­ing was had by all.

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