Comfy Clothes Day in Scart Raises €500 for Hospice Foundation

Pupils from Scartaglen National School presented a cheque for €500 to the Castleisland fundraising branch of Kerry Hospice Foundation ahead of going on their Easter holidays. Included in the picture are: Front row: Bríd Enright, Doireann O’Connor, Tadhg O’Connor, Oisín Reidy and Sean Vaughan. Back from left: Mollie Fleming, Liz Galwey, Chairperson of Castleisland branch of Kerry Hospice; Sé Harkin, Anna Herlihy, Loren Caldwell, Principal Paul Moroney, Eoin Reidy, Orlagh Tangney and Sheila Fleming, Castleisland hospice branch.

Scartaglen National School Student Council organised a Comfy Clothes Day in aid of Kerry Hospice Foundation.

There was a fantastic response with €500 being collected by the students and there was great excitement on the day with the students wearing a wide selection of their comfy clothes.

From crocs to slippers and robes to hats they all got into the spirit of this great initiative.

Principal Paul Moroney said that this wonderful idea came from the students themselves at a student council meeting.

Choosing a Worthy Cause

“They decided they wanted to come up with an idea that would appeal to all students and donate the proceeds to a really worthwhile local cause.

“They advertised their event with posters all around the school. We were delighted with the response and the generosity of the school community,” said Mr. Moroney.

Sixth class student Loren Caldwell said: “It was great to see everyone taking part and we were delighted with the donations that they brought in.”

A Very Exciting Day

Fifth class student Eoin Reidy said: “I think the idea was worthwhile as it is a great cause.” Fifth class student Orlagh Tangney said: “We made posters and put them up around the school. It was great fun.”

Fourth class student Anna Herlihy said: “It was a very exciting day. We collected the money and counted it.”

And fourth class student Sé Harkin added: “We were delighted with the response to our Comfy Clothes Day.”

Great Start to Easter Holidays

“Liz Galwey and Sheila Fleming from the Castleisland Fundraising Branch of the Kerry Hospice Foundation came to the school and spoke to the students.

“The student council presented their donation to Liz and Sheila. It was a wonderful way for them to start their Easter holidays,” said Mr. Moroney.

Good Friday Morning Walk Reminder

The Castleisland branch of the Kerry Hospice Foundation is reminding its friends and supporters of its annual Good Friday morning walk at 11am.

The walk will commence and finish at the library car park beside the entrance to the library and civic offices.

Walkers are asked to gather in the car park by 10.50am for an 11am start. The walkers will go straight up through the town heading out Cordal Road, around Tullig and back to the starting point.

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