Union Day Duck Push Raffle
Congratulations to the winners of the Union Day Raffle:
- Featherblade Restaurant Voucher for two courtesy Mr. Paul McVeigh
won by Ms Grainne Kennan
- Union Day hamper ( Clongowes jute bag , crested rugby ball, golf balls,
umbrella, two bottles of wine ) won by Dean McGuinness
- Signed books by Robert Muchmore and Darren Shan
won by Mr. Joseph O’Sullivan
Thank you to everyone who took part in the Union Day raffle which raised €400 for the Duck Push. This year the Duck Push is aiming to purchase up to three ICU beds for Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin. These beds or resuscitairesare to help care for the tiniest patients in the Hospital keeping them warm and well cared for during the first weeks of life.
Evan O’Boyle and Sean Sexton, Syntax
Clongowes Duck Push
For almost twenty five years (this is the 25th) 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.
Declan O’Keeffe, Head of Communications