Barntown school kids do their bit for charity
STUDENTS OF Barntown National School rallied together to do their bit for charity recently as the presented a cheque for €376 to Barntown Charity Day. The money was raised for a 'no-uniform' day which took place at the school at the end of March.
Barntown Charity Day is an initiative organised by the local community of Barntown to raise much-needed funds for charity. This year however, Barntown Charity Day is a 'day' in name only as it has taken on a life of its own with 42 events having taken place over a number weeks, with one big one, a golf classic at Wexford Golf Club on May 4, still to take place.
The Charity Day originally began in memory of the late Noel Hogan from Barntown who died unexpectedly of cancer. In the first year chairman and friend of Noel's, Denis Sinnott and the rest of the committee managed to raise over €14,000 for cancer research and following the success of the event, decided to make it an annual occurrence. This year, Denis is hoping that the Charity Day can beat last year's total and raise over €24,000 for Wexford Hospice Homecare, Acquired Brain Injury Ireland and the Oncology Unit at Wexford General Hospital.