Fundraising Parteen pedals to the aid of Milford Hospice

Davy Fitzgerald sponsored cycle Parteen school

TEACHERS, pupils, staff and special needs teachers and parents  at Parteen National School were on the move while standing still last week to raise funds for Milford Hospice.

And they enlisted the support of Clare hurling legend Davy Fitzgerald and Connaught rugby coach, Cullie Tucker as well as local residents to join in.

Primary teacher Lauren Francis organised the challenge along with her team of six to cycle 228 kilometres, or the equivalent of a journey from the school to O’Connell Bridge in Dublin, using stationary bikes.

Fidelma Coughlan, Lisa Quilty, Louise Whelan, Emer Sheahan and Mairead Broggy assisted be school principal Miriam Smyth and teacher Mary O’Connor were the winning team behind the challenge

Lauren sent out  circular to staff at the school for suggested charities. “Milford Hsopice was picked out of the hat and we were all delighted it was them,” she said. “It was a great challenge and gave get exposure for Parteen National schools well,” Lauren told the Limerick Post.

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“We were delighted when we reached our target and then realised that more sponsorship was coming in all the time. We drew line under donations on Sunday but we’re delighted to have raised more than €5,500,” she said.

The organisers will be presenting Milford Hospice with a cheque for that amount before Christmas as funds are still being donated.