Kieran And David Join Forces To Launch ‘Light Up For Lily-Anna’ Fundraiser

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David Moran and Kieran Donaghy launching the Light Up For Lily Anna campaign this week.

THE school community at Holy Family NS have come together for a fund-raising drive in aid of childhood cancer.

The school is hoping to raise awareness of the illness while also supporting 2nd class pupil Lily-Anna Sebestová who is currently receiving treatment for Rhabobmyosarcoma, a type of cancer.

Last week Lily-Anna played a celebratory role when she called into the school to officially turn on the Christmas tree lights. She was joined by some of her friends who were delighted to welcome her back.

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“Lily-Anna is a treasured pupil of our school and we miss her greatly this year while she is receiving treatment in Dublin,” said Sarah Breen who was Lily-Anna’s class teacher last year and is also spearheading the fundraising campaign. You can click here to go to the iDonate page.

“We are launching a number of fundraisers in the coming weeks which will help to raise awareness for childhood cancer. All money raised will go to Lily-Anna’s family to help with all the costs they are currently facing to ensure their little girl receives all the support and help she needs”,

Lily Anna Sebestova (right) with friend Ellie Mai at the school last week.

“We are most grateful to David Moran and Kieran Donaghy who came on board to   launch the Light Up for Lily-Anna candle initiative. Candles are on sale for €3 each from the school office and can also be purchased in local outlets Jimmy’s Shop, Garvey’s Supervalu, Shine’s Pharmacy, Gala Caheranne, Sam McCauley’s, The Green Rooster, The Klub (Strand Road Club) O’Shea’s Gala Blennerville.”

“The candles come with the message to light up for our super hero Lily-Anna, with the school hoping that anyone who purchases the candles will light them on December 10th when Fr. Pádraig of St. Brendan’s will join us in prayer at school for Lily-Anna’s recovery,” said Sarah.

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Lily-Anna, along with her school friends, were the first to light the specially-designed candles.

Other initiatives that will take place in the school include a raffle of a hamper kindly donated by Sam McCauley chemist and a Christmas jumper day on December 17th and an online fundraiser.

Each child in the school will also paint a gold bow and the windows of the school will be decorated in these to raise awareness of childhood cancer.

Holy Family National School wish to thank all the local businesses who have shown their support including Kelliher’s Hardware, Kingdom Printers and Sam McCauley’s Chemist. They also thanked to Fr. Padraig and all at St. Brendan’s Church for their continued support.

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