School's 'Hop' raises €1,422
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The third annual 'Hop for the Hospice' saw the pupils at the Mercy School on St John's Road raise €1,422 for Wexford Hospice Homecare.
Staff, pupils and parents gathered on a sunny September day to support the worthy cause which was merged with the annual Bewley's coffee morning, with all proceeds going directly to the local charity.
The afternoon began with a prayer in honour of loved ones who are ill and for the Wexford Hospice homecare team who work tirelessly for the people of Wexford. Second class pupils James and Olivia released a balloon in remembrance of all who are currently, or who have been sick , whilst the whole school sang the song 'A Million Dreams'.
A candlelit remembrance walk around the school walking track ensued, followed by music and dancing provided by the school's resident entertainer.
Pupils from fifth and sixth classes provided cakes for the occasion which were enjoyed by all, while parents and extended family members arrived in their droves to take part in the afternoon's events, to indulge in coffee and cake, and to donate to a worthy cause.
The sixth class pupils later presented the final funds raised to Wexford Hospice Homecare's representative Margaret McDonnell.
The school staff expressed their thanks to the fifth and sixth class pupils, the organising committee and all who offered their time and help to ensure the smooth running of the day. The final thank-you went to the parents and pupils who supported the cause to ensure that the Hope for Hospice would continue into the future.