CHARITABLE CARAGH LAKE pupils do their bit for Jack and Jill (Photo by Ger Cronin.)
PARENT, Gina O’Grady took it upon herself to approach Glounaguillagh National School with an idea to raise some money by getting the pupils to make their own Christmas cards.
Splash printing of Killarney scanned and printed the pictures onto cards and they were then sold in packs of 7 for €5 each.
Local businesses in Killorglin covered the printing cost’s which allowed for all the funds raised by the pupils cards to go directly to the Jack and Jill Foundation. €1,190 was raised altogether and Gina presented the cheque to Jonathan Irwin, Jack and Jill CEO, on Wednesday, March 11.
They are very pleased with their achievement and hope to repeat the experience next Christmas. “This year was a learning curve for doing it,” says Gina “and we sold about 1,800 cards altogether and we are very grateful to local businesses for covering the printing costs.”