Presentation to school shows community spirit in Aghada
Proceeds of a summertime run-and-walk event have been donated to an east Cork national school.
The recipients of The Robbie Steele Memorial Run/ Walk were presented to Scoil Íosagáin Aghada NS for its Bláth na hÓige Development Fund.
The presentation event displayed all that is good about the Aghada parish community, according to school principal Lawrence Collins.
The goodwill from very evident, he said.
“The spirit of cooperation across all the various clubs, schools, business and committees coupled with all volun- all was teers embodied the spirit of Robbie himself who had a hand in so many different organisations.
A cheque for €4,068.24 was presented in Scoil Íosagáin Aghada’s newly opened Early Intervention class for children with autism. The proceeds were a tremendous boost to the continuing fundraising campaign, Mr Collins said.
He thanked the Steele family Aileen, Ollie, Clara and Alana Rose, for gifting the school the donations received.
East Cork AC, the Whitegate Residents Association, Guileen Coast Guard, Irving Oil, Whitegate NS, local Gardaí, Scoil Íosagáin Fundraising Committee and all runners, walkers, supporters, neighbours and friends on the night were also publicly thanked.
Bláth na hÓige is a schoolbased centre for children with autism aged between three and five years (early intervention) based in Scoil Íosagáin. It includes a multi-sensory room, an indoor and outdoor play area and associated rooms.
There is a maximum of six children in class with staffing of one teacher and two special needs assistants.
The centre is a further addition to facilities already established in Scartleigh NS to serve families of the local area now and into the future.
Alana Rose Steele donates the proceeds from The Robbie Steele Memorial Run/Walk to Lawrence Collins, school principal. She also presents a ‘petal’ representing another €5,000 to the Bláth na hÓige Mural, with from left, Jerome Sheahan, Bill Steele, Alana Rose Steele, Lawrence Collins, Hugh Quillinan, Ollie Steele.