The TY students of Coláiste Mhuire together with the TY students of Loreto College, St. Josephs Rochfortbridge and St. Finian’s College have joined forces to organise a 5km walk in Mullingar. This fantastic collaboration will see students from all four schools raise much needed funds for four very worthy local charities; TEAM, Good2Talk, Mullingar Hospital’s MRI scanner and LAARC. The walk takes place on the morning of 28th of February at 10am; beginning in the Harbour Field and stretching along the canal bank. Local GAA star Paul Sharry has kindly agreed to be on hand to get our students warmed up and ready to go on the day.
This is the first time that the four local TY groups have joined forces on such a venture and all are excited at the prospect of working alongside others in our community. It is hoped, by all involved, that the success of the walk this year will ensure it becomes a firmly established annual event on the TY calendar. This fundraising opportunity lends directly to the Transition Year Programme as it is, in essence, strongly rooted in community involvement and awareness.
Speaking on behalf of some of the local charities today at the launch in Coláiste Mhuire, a representative from TEAM explained that despite government funding, they still suffer a significant shortfall each year and donations are vital to the successful running of the shelter.
All TY students have been provided with sponsorship cards and will be seeking donations in the coming days. Please give anything you can, small or large, as every little counts and will make a huge difference to the lives of those in need. Keep an eye on local media for coverage of the event.