Parents and teachers dress up for fundraiser
Parents dressed up as lollipop men and wore funny hats decorated with everything from dangling cans to butterflies to win a perpetual trophy, and raise more than €3,000 for equipment for a West Cork school.
Around 170 parents and teachers competed for the trophy as part of a fundraising event for Scoil na mBuachailli in Clonakilty, raising money towards the cost of a special sensory room and an athletics track for the boys’ school.
The guests, which included parents and teachers, all brought home-made food to what was the school’s third annual Tea Party, and did their utmost to come up with the most unusual and colourfully-themed dining table in order to win the Perpetual Cup.
The parents of sixth class pupils, who donned a variety of funny, imaginative hats, each representing different activities their sons had engaged in during their time at the school, won the prize.
“The competition was for the most unusual, best-decorated, and fun table and parents and teachers competed to win on the basis of having the best table on the night,” said Eileen Collins, chairperson of the school’s Parent’s Association and one of the co-ordinators of the event, which was held in the GAA Complex in Ahamilla.
“The winners comprised of the parents of sixth class pupils,” she said, adding that this table’s range of hilariously-themed hats represented extra-curricular activities their sons had engaged in between 2010 when they started as junior infants, through to the summer of 2018 when they leave for second-level. Mums and dads sported head-gear, representing everything from music and sports to charitable fundraising activities.
“People had a great night, and it was a huge success,” Ms Collins said, adding that the Carbery Rangers Ballad group, winners of the all-Ireland Scór finals, provided live entertainment
Parents of first class students at Scoil na mBuachaillí who took part in a fundraising event which brought in more than €3,000 for equipment.
Teacher’s table at the fundraiser for Scoil na mBuachailli, Anna Kingston, Karen O’Regan, Marie Hayes and Niamh MacAuley
Colm Murnane, Mary Murnane, Finola O’Donovan and Seán White at the fundraising event for Scoil na mBuachaillí.