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Parteen National School Fundraiser: Pictured at Parteen National School is Lauren Francis (organiser), Fidelma Coughlan, Lisa Quilty, Louise Whelan, Maighread Broggy (team) and assisted by principal, Ms. Smyth and Mary O Connor with Davy Fitzgerald Parteen National School Fundraiser: Pictured at Parteen National School is Lauren Francis (organiser), Fidelma Coughlan, Lisa Quilty, Louise Whelan, Maighread Broggy (team) and assisted by principal, Ms. Smyth and Mary O Connor with Davy Fitzgerald

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Almost €6,000 raised for Milford Hospice in Parteen National School Fundraiser

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Parteen National School Fundraiser: Pictured at Parteen National School is Lauren Francis (organiser), Fidelma Coughlan, Lisa Quilty, Louise Whelan, Maighread Broggy (team) and assisted by principal, Ms. Smyth and Mary O Connor with Davy Fitzgerald

Almost €6,000 raised for Milford Hospice in Parteen National School Fundraiser

By I Love Limerick Correspondent Ann Mc Donald

parteen national school fundraiser Over 200km was cycled on the stationary bike, with the fundraiser raising over €5,700  for Milford Hospice

Over 200km was cycled on the stationary bike, with the fundraiser raising over €5,700 for Milford Hospice

Lauren Francis, a primary teacher from Parteen National School, has recently organised a week-long cyclathon fundraiser at the school in aid of Milford Hospice.

The team who helped Lauren with the Parteen National School Fundraiser includes Fidelma Coughlan, Lisa Quilty, Louise Whelan, Maighread Broggy, Principal Ms. Smyth, and Mary O Connor. 

Teachers, Special Needs Assistants, pupils, parents, and members of the Parteen community took on the Parteen National School fundraiser cyclathon challenge and cycled 228km from Parteen NS to O’Connell Bridge in Dublin using stationary bikes at the school.

Davy Fitzgerald, Irish hurling manager and former player, alongside Cullie Tucker, Connaught Defence Coach, participated in the Parteen National School fundraiser.

“We exceeded our target which was originally €1,000 and have raised over €5,000 for Milford Hospice,” Lauren was delighted to say. 

“It was fantastic to see the teachers, SNAs, pupils, and parents participating in such an energetic challenge for such a worthy cause. Thank you to all the support given, especially from Cullie Tucker and Davy Fitz, and of course, to my team for helping organise this event, I couldn’t have done it without you all.”

The GoFundMe for the event closed on Sunday, December 5, with a total of €5,785 raised for Milford Hospice in just one week!

Many donors commented to say well done to the organisers and everyone involved and agreed that it was a fantastic cause to donate to. 

A cheque will be presented to Milford Hospice in the weeks leading up to Christmas. 

Milford Hospice is a hard-working, dedicated charity that provides multiple services to the community, including Home Services, Day Care Services, Palliative Care Services, and Bereavement Support for families. 

Milford Hospice has touched the hearts of many people in the Parteen school community and they wanted love to give back for everything that they do. As their school motto states; ‘Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireann na daoine’ – ‘It’s in each others’ shadow’s that people live.’

Milford Hospice is person-centered and aims to provide comfort, autonomy, and rehabilitation. They affirm life while integrating the physical, psychological and spiritual aspects of care particular to individual needs. They encourage advanced planning rather than crisis intervention.

Lauren, as well as the other members of staff and pupils from Parteen National School, would like to give a massive thank you to all those who donated and shared the fundraiser. 

For more about Parteen National School go HERE  

For more stories about Milford Hospice go HERE 

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