Scoil Eoin Pupils Send Animals To Help Families In Africa

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Kate Finucane of Bóthar accepts a cheque from members of the Scoil Eoin Students Council with Principal Kieran O’Toole and teacher Christina Slattery (left). Photo by Dermot Crean

KIND-HEARTED pupils from Scoil Eoin, Balloonagh, did a very generous thing recently when they raised over €1,000 for a charity which helps African families.

Each year the school fundraises for the missions and the pupils held a Halloween fancy dress party day at the school on October 28 where they donned costumes and brought in €2 each to contribute.

The funds raised this year will go to Bóthar, an Irish charity based in Limerick who send livestock to Africa for families so they can produce food and generate income.

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With the €1,093 raised, the Students Council selected “a cross-bred dairy heifer (€450), a dairy goat (€300), a flock of laying hens (€190), three hives of bees (€125) and a share in a trio of rabbits (€20),” to be sent to Africa.

Kate Finucane, Marketing Manager with Bóthar, was delighted to accept the cheque on the charity’s behalf on Tuesday morning at the school.

“We’re absolutely thrilled that all the students went to so much trouble. They raised an amazing amount of money which will go towards our dairy-care projects in Rwanda,” said Kate.

Teacher Christina Slattery, Mission Co-Ordinator in the school commended the children for their efforts in raising the funds.

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