Raising funds for school and The NI Children’s Hospice

Pupils enjoyed a delicious ice cream following their fantastic fundraising efforts with the Smarties tubes challenge at St Canice;s Priamry School Dungiven pictured are members of the nursery unit with PTA and Staff members Nicola Kane, Bronagh McGonigle, Paula McCloskey and Shauna Friel. INLV2515-452KDR
Pupils enjoyed a delicious ice cream following their fantastic fundraising efforts with the Smarties tubes challenge at St Canice;s Priamry School Dungiven pictured are members of the nursery unit with PTA and Staff members Nicola Kane, Bronagh McGonigle, Paula McCloskey and Shauna Friel. INLV2515-452KDR

Staff and pupils of a Dungiven primary school and nursery have been doing more than their fair share to raise funds for their school and for charity, writes Sheena Jackson.

A total of £2,130 was raised by a fundraiser organised by the Parents’ Association of St Canice Primary School called “Smarties Challenger”.

Each child in the school received a free packet of smarties and asked to fill the empty tube with as many 20 pence pieces as possible, with the promise of a reward.

The school also had an outdoor disco and children were later given a surprise visit by the ice cream man as a reward.

St Canice P.S. also held a sponsored walk, and a balloon release raising £933.50 for the NI Children’s Hospice.

St Canice P.S. Principal, Ciaran Loane praised the school community for raising “such a considerable amount of money for children’s education and the NI Children’s Hospice, and the tremendous effort put in by the entire school community”.

“Both the school and the Hospice are extremely grateful and appreciative for the efforts made by everyone,” added Mr Loane.