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Monday 22 July 2019

St Peter's past pupils provide funding boost for local causes

At the presentation of cheques for €1,020each to Wexford Marine Watch and It’s Good2Talk, proceeds of a Christmas carol concert in Rowe Street Church (from left) back: Dick Bates, Jack Hennessy, Stephen Dwyer, Niall McAuley, David Power, Gary Quinn, Joe Bishop, Robert O’Callaghan, Noel Browne, Martin Breen and Sean Foley; seated, Jim
Rossiter, Ronan Devereux and Ger Mullhall (MarineWatch), Declan Cloney (president, St Peter’s College PPU), Madeleine Quirke (It’s Good2Talk), and Emma Kennedy and
Michael Breen (event organisers)
At the presentation of cheques for €1,020each to Wexford Marine Watch and It’s Good2Talk, proceeds of a Christmas carol concert in Rowe Street Church (from left) back: Dick Bates, Jack Hennessy, Stephen Dwyer, Niall McAuley, David Power, Gary Quinn, Joe Bishop, Robert O’Callaghan, Noel Browne, Martin Breen and Sean Foley; seated, Jim Rossiter, Ronan Devereux and Ger Mullhall (MarineWatch), Declan Cloney (president, St Peter’s College PPU), Madeleine Quirke (It’s Good2Talk), and Emma Kennedy and Michael Breen (event organisers)

Pádraig Byrne

Following a hugely successful Christmas concert in Rowe Street Church over the festive period, the St Peter's College Past Pupils Union (PPU) were delighted to present the fruits of their labour to two extremely worthy local causes.

Representatives from Wexford Marine Watch and It's Good To Talk were happy to attend the library at St Peter's College last week to collect cheques for €1,020 each - the proceeds of the carol service.

President of the PPU Declan Cloney was delighted with the support the venture received and particularly thanked all of the performers and the organising committee for making it such a success. He also reserved special thanks for sponsors C&R Print, Dick bates, McCauley Plastering Ltd and O'Shea, Bramley & Breen Veterinary Centre.

Madeline Quirke, Chairperson of It's Good To Talk, was over the moon with the funding boost.

'This level of funding is wonderful to receive and it will be put to good use,' she said. 'We are delighted to have been acknowledged by the group as a charity worthy of receiving such funding.'

It's Good to Talk work very closely with Wexford Marine Watch, whose Chairman Frank Flanagan also had big plans for the funds.

'We have just completed a winter recruitment drive, which will see us take on in excess of 50 volunteers over the coming months,' he explained. 'This money will go directly towards their training and the life saving equipment needed by them to Patrol. We would like to take this opportunity to thank sincerely St Peters College Past Pupils Union and also the people who supported the event and made it a huge success. It was a credit to all involved.'

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