Crescent College Comprehensive students run mini-marathon for St Gabriels
By I Love Limerick correspondent Rachel Petticrew
145 students from Crescent College Comprehensive School took part in the Cook Mini Marathon in aid of St Gabriel’s School and Centre on Wednesday, September 29.
The secondary school has been a community partner of St Gabriel’s since 2009, with Transition Year students taking part in the 5K challenge each year to raise funds for the centre.
St Gabriel’s helps children with disabilities reach their potential and live life in a dignified manner. The school works with parents, carers, and families to provide services that benefit a child’s individual needs.
Organised by Crescent College Comprehensive teacher Grainne Delaney, the mini-marathon also encourages good health and wellbeing amongst TY students.
The route began in the Crescent College Comprehensive school field, led onto the Dooradoyle Road and eventually finished back on school grounds.
Students fundraised through the Cook Mini-Marathon Eventmasters webpage, which is still open for donations.
Funds raised this year will go towards St Gabriel’s ‘Hydrotherapy Fund Swim Programme’, which helps children access hydrotherapy treatment.
St Gabriel’s Hydrotherapy Pool helps to relieve pain and promote physical wellbeing. Hydrotherapy is useful in the treatment of injury and disability.
The programme has a considerable cost factor, so additional resources and funds are needed to support it.
First runners leading the way! pic.twitter.com/sQ1LvwhBjR
— Crescent College Comprehensive SJ (@SjCrescent) September 29, 2021
Kate Sheahan, Fundraising & Development Manager at St Gabriel’s School is grateful for the hard work of Crescent College Comprehensive TY students.
“The run is all about raising awareness for St Gabriel’s School and highlighting what we do here. The students are also helping to raise awareness of the needs of their community, in particular those of children and young people with disabilities,” says Ms Sheahan.
“We wish to say a big thank you to Crescent College Comprehensive for continuing on their community partnership with St. Gabriel’s since 2009.”
To donate to Crescent College Comprehensive’s TY Student fundraiser go HERE
For more stories on St Gabriel’s School go HERE