A Cashel student put his thinking cap on and then got all his friends around to his home where he held a fundraising competition in aid of the Niall Mellon Fund, recently.
Evan Hickey, of Camas, Cashel, is a fifth year student at Cashel Community School. Every year the school sends a team to South Africa to help the Niall Mellon organisation build homes for some of the poorest people there.
Currently the school is fundraising for this year’s trip and Evan is one of the students who is hoping to be one of only six fifth year students who will be selected to travel to South Africa with the group.
Last week Evan held a table tennis competition at his home which raised E200 to contribute to The Niall Mellon Fund.
Many of Evan’s friends and neighbours entered the competition which was won by Niall Anglim. The ladies competition was won by Aoife Clancy.
The next step for Evan and the other students is to be interviewed for selection as one of the six who will travel to South Africa. Best of luck to all.
Evan’s proud dad, John, said that selected or not, we should be all proud of the young in our school.