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