Bring Out Your Old Vinyl! | Boarding School Ireland | Clongowes Wood College

Posted: 6th April 2019

Duck Push Vinyl

The boys in Syntax have found a way to make your old vinyl add to their fundraising efforts so this April while you are doing your usual Spring clean we are asking people young and old to leave in any old vinyl records (albums or singles), cassettes and CDs they are not using to reception at Clongowes.

Vinyl / Cassettes / CDs may be left into the collection box in the concourse or at reception during office hours right up until the end of term. If you have a large number of discs please let us know in advance at and we can meet you as you drop them off.

On Union Day we will also take in Vinyl / Cassettes / CDs at the Duck Push shop.

Remember that the Duck Push uses all monies raised to purchase medical equipment for Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin (more here). This is another way to support the annual Duck Push so get rummaging and dusting and make that vinyl do some good!

Clongowes Duck Push

For more than twenty years the Transition Year students in Clongowes Wood College have made raising money to buy a piece of life saving equipment for Crumlin Children’s Hospital an annual goal. Equipment has ranged from portable ultra sound machines (for use with children with limited mobility) to machines to help diagnose cancer patients more quickly.

Last June, 30 students accompanied by teachers took to the road once again pushing the Ducks from Crumlin Children’s Hospital in Dublin to Limerick. Over the last 24 years over €1.5 million has been raised and the group was hopeful that things would go well again this year. As well as pushing the Ducks across the country over eight days in June, students also raised money through a whole variety of activities during the preceding year. These ranged from mini companies and pop up cafes to coffee mornings by way of barbecues and washing cars and made use of a host of abilities, talents and skills along the way.


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