Rockwell students raise €30,000 for Hope Foundation

Since last September 10 Rockwell students have been involved in fundraising for the Hope Foundation and they will go to Calcutta in February to work with street children. Thanks to all at Tesco Clonmel (management and staff) particularly Amanda Kelly for one weekend in mid-October and the three days before Christmas, also to Tesco in Cashel and Tipperary.

Since last September 10 Rockwell students have been involved in fundraising for the Hope Foundation and they will go to Calcutta in February to work with street children. Thanks to all at Tesco Clonmel (management and staff) particularly Amanda Kelly for one weekend in mid-October and the three days before Christmas, also to Tesco in Cashel and Tipperary.

An Indian night was held in 'Planet Spice' in Clonmel (see photo) - thanks to Abdul for his support.

A school disco was also held in December raising €1,000 alone.

The Rockwell Past Pupils Union also donated generously to this cause.

Thanks also to Dr. Joan Purcell who has donated her time and vaccines to the students involved.

Other fundraising events included cake bake sales, selling "no junk mail signs", a Hotdog stand at Dualla Fair, selling rock samples in the school, Disco and Cabaret - HQ, quiz nights, coffee mornings, etc

To date over €30,000 has been raised and still counting.

The Transitioin Year Co-ordinator, Mr. Pat Egan, is responsible for promoting this very worthy cause and for driving it forward.