School for Autism benefits as Clare reaches African summit
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.