St Mary’s stu­dent get­ting the chop for char­ity

Drogheda Independent - - NEWS - By HU­BERT MUR­PHY

ONE young stu­dent from St Mary’s DS will do his bit for a mag­nif­i­cent cause this Fri­day, De­cem­ber 7th.

Jack Bogue, a 6th Year stu­dent is get­ting his head shaved in the school assem­bly area in aid of Tredagh Lodge Day Care Cen­tre which is an Alzheimer’s So­ci­ety of Ire­land Care ser­vice.

Jack chose the Alzheimer’s so­ci­ety as his granny who died four years ago had Alzheimer’s, so he has first hand ex­pe­ri­ence of the dis­ease and the vi­tal work the so­ci­ety and cen­tres like Tredagh Lodge do. They of­fer a wide range of ac­tiv­i­ties in­clud­ing rem­i­nis­cence ther­apy, mu­sic ses­sions, gen­tle ex­er­cises, arts and crafts and per­sonal care.

Jack is happy to be rais­ing funds and aware­ness for such a wor­thy cause and also ex­cited as he has had long hair for seven years so it’s go­ing to be a big change.

He has been get­ting spon­sor­ship via a spon­sor­ship card and ad­di­tion­ally St. Mary’s is hav­ing a non-uni­form day on De­cem­ber 7th in aid of this too, where stu­dents will donate €2 each.

All of the 6th years will be at­tend­ing the head­shave, but stu­dents from all other years can buy tick­ets for €1 each to en­ter a draw to at­tend it. One draw will take place per class and tick­ets can be bought in school in the assem­bly area on 5th and 6th De­cem­ber dur­ing lunch.

Jack would also like to thank South­gate Bar­bers who are very kindly giv­ing their time and ex­per­tise for free for the af­ter­noon

Jack Bogue

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