Derryquay NS Pupils Help With Ann’s Fundraising Efforts

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Presenting a cheque to Ann Eager (right) and Breda Quirke (second left), the proceeds of a no-uniform day at Derryquay NS were, from left; Bríd Fitzgerald, Principal Íde Brosnan and pupils Erin O’Shea, Ryan Fitzgerald and Caragh Houlihan. Photo: Dermot Crean

THE pupils of Derryquay NS showed their kind-hearted side yet again when they raised €200 for two hospitals by holding a non-uniform day on Monday, October 4.

They were inspired to raise the funds thanks to Tralee woman, Ann Eager, who took on a charity cycle a couple of weeks ago from Donegal to Derrymore in aid of the ICU in Beaumont and the Cardiac Rehab Unit in University Hospital Kerry.

Ann finished the six day cycle of over 530 kilometres on Saturday, October 2 and has already raised over €8,000 for the hospitals.

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She took on the challenge in memory of  her late sister, Pauline Lynch, who sadly passed away unexpectedly in December 2019.

“She was taken to Beaumont and they were so good to her. They did all they could for her and I just wanted to give something back,” said Ann.

Pauline’s two children Jamie and Isobel both attended Derryquay NS. “Pauline only lived up the road and she had a real soft spot for the school and it was a lovely thing for them to do,” added Ann.

People can still contribute to Ann’s fundraiser by clicking on the following link…

The children were also delighted because, not only did Ann bring some treats with her when she came to collect the cheque on Monday, but she also encouraged the Principal to give them homework off for the day.

Meanwhile, the school was also still celebrating as they received their 4th Green Flag for their work on biodiversity last week. They were one of 23 Kerry schools to receive the flag.

Derryquay NS pupils wit the Green Flag awarded to the school. Also included is Mary Wallace, teacher Cara O’Flaherty, Principlal Íde Brosnan and teacher Bríd Fitzgerald. Photo by Dermot Crean

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