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On Monday February 14th the T.Y. class were delighted to welcome Mrs Maureen Forrest (Founder) and Mrs Madeleine Cummins (Manager) of The Hope Foundation.  The purpose of the visit was to show appreciation to the Rockwell students who have worked so hard over the past 9 months to raise €30,000 for the foundation.  All €30,000 raised will go towards educating up to 20,000 young people and providing primary healthcare for up to 80,000 of the most severely underprivileged children in India. Having accepted a cheque on behalf of the Hope Foundation, Mrs Forrest and Mrs Cummins  presented the students with specially made Hope Foundation T-shirts to be worn on their visit to Calcutta.
In the early hours of Thursday February 17th, all 10 Rockwell students, together with their teacher Ms Elaine O’Sullivan flew from Cork via Dubai to Calcutta. The students  will visit many of the 60 projects in Calcutta that include drug rehabilitation and residential care.   We look forward to giving a full report of the students’ visit upon their return.
Back row from left to right: Madeleine Cummins Hope Manager, Ause Abdulhaq (Clonmel), Aoife Purcell (Grange), Selena Quinn (Thurles), Jane O’Donovan (Cahir), Maureen Forrest (Hope Founder)
Front row from right to left: Michael Purcell (Boherlahan),  Áine O’Dwyer (Cashel), Elizabeth Rafferty (Tipperary Town), Lily O’Donnell (Grange) and Kate Heffernan (Cashel)  Sally Enright (Currow) is absent from the picture

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Third Year pupils raised 335 euro for Coisceim Eile by baking and selling cakes. Well done! Click on image to see the presentation to Mrs Joan Ryan.

Hope Foundation Fundraising Success

Since the completion of their Junior Certificate, ten Rockwell Transition Year students have been heavily involved in fundraising for the Hope Foundation, in aid of the street children of Calcutta.  With the fundraising almost complete, the campaign has entered a new phase as the students gather clothes, toys and educational supplies for distribution next month,  when all ten students will depart for a visit to Calcutta.  Responsible for promoting this very worthwhile project and driving it forward is Rockwell’s Transition Year  Co-ordinator, Mr Pat Egan. The fundraising was carried out in many different ways and was strongly supported by the communities in Clonmel, Cashel and surrounding areas.   Mr Egan and the TY students would like to thank everyone at Tesco Clonmel (management and staff), in particular, Amanda Kelly, for the opportunity of bag packing in mid-October and also 22nd, 23rd and 24th December.  They would also like to thank all at Tesco in Cashel and Tipperary Town for the many bag-packing days and opportunities given. Indeed Mr Egan would like to show his appreciation to the many customers who contributed so generously over the last few months.    On 27th October, an Indian themed night was held in “Planet Spice”, Clonmel.  The evening was a huge success and over €1500 was raised.  None of this would have been possible without the generous support of Abdul and all the staff.
Other events included were:

  • In early December, a school disco was also organised and held by the TY students and raised €1,000 on the night.
  • Continuous donations have been made by The Rockwell Past Pupils Association 
  • Dr. Joan Murphy very generously donated her time and administered vaccinations at no charge to all ten students intending to travel to Calcutta.  
  • Other fundraisers included bake sales, selling “no junk mail” signs, and a hotdog stand at Dualla fair.
  •  Additional events included: Disco and Cabaret at HQ in Thurles, Quiz nights and coffee mornings.

The total raised is €30,000 and still counting.  Mr Pat Egan would like to highlight the work and dedication of all ten students involved, including organising various fundraising events during the summer holidays. Not forgetting of course, the support and cooperation of their parents which has been invaluable to the program.

This year’s campaign follows on from two years of successful fundraising when €23,000 and €24,000 were raised respectively.  Mr Egan would like to thank students involved in previous campaigns who generously gave up their time to help this year’s program.

 

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