Cof­fee morn­ing raises €3,500 for St Cather­ine’s

Wicklow People (West Edition) - - PICTURES - By MYLES BUCHANAN

PAULINE Leonard’s cof­fee morn­ing in aid of St Cather­ine’s As­so­ci­a­tion raised over €3,500, with do­na­tions still com­ing in.

The hugely suc­cess­ful cof­fee morn­ing was held in the Pas­toral Cen­tre in Wick­low town and also in­cluded a raf­fle.

Pauline’s grand­child, two-and-a hal­fyear-old Stella, was born with Prader-Willi Syn­drome, a rare ge­netic dis­or­der. She at­tends St Cather­ine’s Early Ser­vices, which has proved in­cred­i­bly ben­e­fi­cial to Stella.

Pauline de­cided to or­gan­ise the fundraiser af­ter learn­ing that St. Cather­ine’s Early Ser­vices planned to pur­chase an as­sess­ment tool for around €2,000. Pauline’s ef­forts mean they can also pur­chase ad­di­tional equip­ment now as well.

‘I never ex­pected such gen­eros­ity and I have to thank ev­ery­one for their kind­ness,’ said Pauline.

‘We raised over €3,500 but peo­ple are still mak­ing do­na­tions. I want to thank ev­ery­one who sup­ported the event. We are all so grate­ful.’

Anna Leonard, Char­lie Leonard, Stella Leonard, Conor Leonard and Ash­ling Leonard with Pauline Leonard, Caro­line Leonard and Jamie Tim­mons.

Pauline Leonard with Cor­mac Breen, Ryan Br­reen, Richard Breen, Ann Breen, Ann Breen, Keith Breen and Ni­co­las Breen at the cof­fee morn­ing in the De La Salle Pas­toral Cen­tre.

Liz Doyle, Pauline Leonard and Co­lette Con­nelly.

Keila, and Erin with their dad Stephen Tim­mons.

Mary Byrne with Soirse Byrne and Lucy Byrne.

Jamie and James Tim­mons.

Jen­nifer and Luke Fether­ston.

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