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Sunday 18 August 2019

Fundraising is a piece of cake at CBS

The third class pupils and teacher Erin Cleary presenting the cheque for €310.81 to Damien Foley and Martin Conway of Wexford RNLI
The third class pupils and teacher Erin Cleary presenting the cheque for €310.81 to Damien Foley and Martin Conway of Wexford RNLI

The pupils of third class at Wexford CBS Primary School did their bit to support their local branch of the RNLI, presenting a cheque for €310.81 to two of its members last week.

The class raised the funds by holding a cake sale back in December. Every pupil baked some type of cake or sweet treat for the event and there was a veritable selection of goodies on the tables in the school on the day! From sticky toffee muffins to lemon meringue brownies, rocky road squares, cookies, sponge cake and, of course, the old reliable rice krispie buns!

School principal Vicki Barron joked: 'Everything sold, funnily enough, like hot cakes!'

The class, which is taught by Erin Cleary, picked the RNLI as the benefiting charity as, at the time, they were very aware of Wexford Marinewatch's work and knew that the RNLI was very much linked in with their efforts.

The group presented the cheque to RNLI members Martin Conway and Damien Foley who spoke to the school about water safety and the work of the RNLI. They also explained how to make a 999 call and when it was and wasn't safe to be near the water.

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