Thursday, July 04, 2019

ONE of the last acts of the school year for pupils of Nurney NS was to make a presentation to Éist Cancer Support Centre. Nurney NS presented the proceeds of its jumble sale and junior enterprise programme project to the centre’s manager Claire Healy last Wednesday.

As part of the programme, which was guided by teacher Eileen Griffin, pupils collaborated to create their ***Big book for little people***. The fantastic publication was filled with stories, articles, places to eat and visit, puzzles and profiles of prominent Carlovians such as Saoirse Ronan and Rachel Doyle. The jumble sale took place just before the Easter holidays and between the two initiatives €500 was raised for Éist.

Anthony Dermody and Rachel Cowman present the proceeds of Nurney NS’s fundraising jumble sale and the sales of their booklet Big book for little people (held by Joey Doyle) to Claire Healy, manager of Éist Cancer Support Centre

“It’s a great cause,” said principal Martin Duffy. “Claire Healy spoke about Éist and answered questions. Every family is affected by cancer. It was good for children to learn a little bit about cancer and the supports available. While it’s a harrowing disease, it’s good to know there is light at the end of the tunnel and support for people locally.”

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By Michael Tracey
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