• Fundraising Activities

Fundraising Activities

We have an active Parents’ Association with 8 parents on the committee. As a school and staff we try to have a variety of fundraising activities planned for each year. They include bag-packing in a local supermarket, a sponsored cycle for children and adults, non-uniform days and other events. The senior classes enjoy organising coffee evenings and cake sales for local charities.

Sponsored Cycle 2012!

Date posted: 11th June 2012 | Category Blog, Fundraising Activities, Junior Classroom, Physical Education, Senior Classroom, Sport |

On Saturday, 9th June 2012, the children, parents and almost 170 cyclists took to the roads for the annual sponsored cycle in aid of the school.  It was a wonderful day!  The sun was shining, music was playing and a great day was had by all!

The day started off with registration at 9 am.  There were 3 routes to choose from: a 40 km route, a 100km route and a 125km route!  The children cycled the famous 5km wellie race route with parents and teachers.  Along the way were various food and drink stops to take a well-deserved break!  When everyone came back, there was food, refreshments and ice-cream from the “Icicle Bicycle”!

Over €5,500 has been raised so far for the school.  A huge thank you to everyone who helped out in any way.  Thank you to the Parents’ Association for all their hard work over the past number of months!  Thanks to all those who stewarded the roads, cycled with the children, baked, prepared food, drove cars, manned food/drink stops, registered names, supervised children, fundraised, donated money, donated food/water and cleaned up afterwards!  We wish we could thank you all individually!  A special thank you to our sponsors “Cycletrax” for being there on the day and their donation to the school.

Thank you to all those who participated on the day, especially those from local cycling clubs!

After completing the cycle, the children and other participants received a certificate for all their efforts on the day.

Well done everybody.  We are looking forward to next year already!

 

Date posted: 11th June 2012 | Category Blog, Fundraising Activities, Junior Classroom, Physical Education, Senior Classroom, Sport |

Great News for the Sponsored Cycle!

Date posted: 9th May 2012 | Category Blog, Fundraising Activities, Sport |

We received wonderful news this week!  Adrian Brennan from “CycleTrax – The Bike Shop”, Tullow, has kindly offered to sponsor our cycle on Saturday 9th June 2012 and has donated €500 to the school.  We really appreciate having Adrian and his team on board and thank him for his support.  We look forward to seeing him on the day in Wandesforde NS.  Pictured above from left to right is Adrian, Stephen Kerr (Parents’ Nominee on Parents’ Assocaition and Board of Management) and Susan Dennehy.

Date posted: 9th May 2012 | Category Blog, Fundraising Activities, Sport |

Cake Sale and Coffee Morning

Date posted: 16th April 2012 | Category Blog, Easter, Fundraising Activities |

On Friday March 30th, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th class held their annual cake sale and coffee morning. This year the funds raised are going to the Bishop’s Appeal and our school tour.  A huge thank you to everyone who baked all the delicious goods! We also had a competition to guess how many eggs were in a basket. Thank you to Jackie for organising this. We raised a grand total of €639.79!

 

Date posted: 16th April 2012 | Category Blog, Easter, Fundraising Activities |

Another Successful Book Fair!

Date posted: 29th March 2012 | Category Blog, Book Week, English, Fundraising Activities |

Thank you to all the parents, children and staff who supported our Book Fair last week. The total amount of money spent at the Fair was €537.50. As a result of this, the school will receive books to the value of €322 for our classroom libraries! Well done to all!

Date posted: 29th March 2012 | Category Blog, Book Week, English, Fundraising Activities |

Team Hope Shoebox Appeal

Date posted: 16th November 2011 | Category Blog, Christmas, Fundraising Activities |

The children of Wandesforde National School, Castlecomer, have been busy over the past few weeks filling lots and lots of shoeboxes for children in poverty-stricken countries worldwide as part of Team Hope’s Christmas Shoebox Appeal.  A total of 42 shoeboxes were collected and filled with various treats, toys, gloves, hats, scarves, colouring books, pencils and crayons.  A huge thank you to all the children who brought in a shoebox and to the Mums and Dads who helped pack them.  The shoeboxes are now on the long journey to Africa and Eastern Europe where they will, hopefully, bring a smile to the boys and girls who receive them.

Date posted: 16th November 2011 | Category Blog, Christmas, Fundraising Activities |