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Saturday 16 November 2019

Gala concert provides charity boost

In St Peters College the Past Pupils Union presented a cheque for €3,000 to St Vincent De Paul, proceeds of the Gala Concert held during the summer. Declan Cloney, president of the Past Pupils Union, presented the cheque to Annette Beckett and Brian MacGonagle of St Vincent de Paul. Also attending was John Clancy, musical director of the Loch Garman Band
In St Peters College the Past Pupils Union presented a cheque for €3,000 to St Vincent De Paul, proceeds of the Gala Concert held during the summer. Declan Cloney, president of the Past Pupils Union, presented the cheque to Annette Beckett and Brian MacGonagle of St Vincent de Paul. Also attending was John Clancy, musical director of the Loch Garman Band

Following a hugely successful outdoor concert staged at St Peter's College back in June, the Past Pupils Union (PPU) were delighted to be able to hand over a cheque for €3,000 to St Vincent de Paul.

The concert saw the world-renowned Celtic Tenors perform in the picturesque surroundings of the college, joined by the always impressive Loch Garman Band. The event proved a wonderful success and the organisers were delighted to be able to provide a helping hand to an extremely worthy cause as a result.

'It's wonderful to receive this amount of money coming up to Christmas,' said president of St Vincent de Paul Annette Beckett, thanking the organisers for their generous contribution. 'It's very much needed and will be spent locally.'

Following the presentation of the cheque, there was some official business for the PPU as Declan Clooney was re-elected as president. From the class of 1991, Declan served his time as a tool maker after leaving St Peters College. He has since worked in engineering and opened his own business, Declan Clooney Engineering Ltd, in 2007.

He was delighted to take on another stint as president and is looking forward to building on the success of the concert in June. Upon his re-election, he stated that plans are already afoot for an 'even bigger and better' outdoor concert at the College next year and that they are currently in the process of lining up impressive performers.

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