Enniscorthy Guardian - - NEWS - By PÁDRAIG BYRNE

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.

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