Gen­er­ous Coláiste Ráithín students give pro­ceeds of non uni­form day to Lak­ers

Bray People - - NEWS - By MARY FOG­A­RTY

STUDENTS of Co­laiste Ráithín marked the end of their year with a gen­er­ous do­na­tion.

The sec­ondary school held a non uni­form day, with each per­son mak­ing a do­na­tion to Lak­ers as part of the cam­paign.

They raised €532 which they were de­lighted to present to the or­gan­i­sa­tion be­fore fin­ish­ing up for the Chrsit­mas hol­i­days.

He­len Fur­long from Lak­ers went to the school to ac­cept the kind do­na­tion.

This was just one of the many local groups, or­gan­i­sa­tions and schools to have raised money for Lak­ers over the past months.

2018 was a dif­fi­cult year for the sports and recre­ation club for adults and chil­dren with an in­tel­lec­tual dis­abil­ity.

A fire in the early hours of Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 5 rav­aged their Sea­point Road club­house and fleet of buses, also de­stroy­ing art ma­te­ri­als, mu­si­cal in­stru­ments, sports equip­ment and much more.

How­ever, the com­mu­nity stepped in. Within hours of the fire, there were count­less of­fers of help and do­na­tions of funds and ve­hi­cles to help Lak­ers.

They are now in premises on Florence road and setting their sights on cam­paign­ing for a per­ma­nent home.

Ac­tiv­i­ties are in full swing and the club is in­vig­o­rated by the swell of good will from the com­mu­nity.

He­len Fur­long Lak­ers, Blaith­naid Ní Mhuiris, Trao­lach Ó Maolchathaigh, Brian Nes­bitt and Gra­ham Hil­lick Lake

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