KIDS RALLY BEHIND SICK PUPIL MEGAN AT GALBALLY SCHOOL
STUDENTS at Galbally National School really pulled together for one of their own recently as they raised money for the family of young Megan Moran. Second class student Megan is in the midst of a major battle with Leukaemia and has recently undergone a bone marrow transplant. She is currently in Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital in Crumlin, where her family are travelling to be with her.
The kids at Megan’s school were keen to lend a hand in any way they could and decided to hold a fundraiser of their own. With Megan’s favourite colours being pink and yellow, everyone at the school wore pink and yellow for the day, contributing to the very special cause, so close to the hearts of everyone in the parish.
‘It was a lovely day and everyone got involved and wore pink and yellow...even the boys!’ said Principal Siobhán Doyle. ‘ The parish had already done a fundraiser for Megan’s family and the school wanted to do its bit as well.’
In total, the event raised over €250, which was presented to Megan’s brother David who is in first class at the school. The cheque was presented along with all the best wishes from everyone at the school for a speedy recovery.
It was also the end of an era at Galbally NS, as Principal Siobhán Doyle finished up after 27 years.
‘Of course I will miss it,’ she said. ‘I live in the parish as well and I’ve loved being there. The kids in Galbally are really nice kids. There have been big changes over the years and the job I do now bears almost no relation to the job I took up in 1981. I’ve loved every minute of it though.’
Principal Siobhan Doyle presenting a cheque to David Moran, on behalf of his sister Megan, with pupils and teachers.