Today was the day! Rain or shine, on Friday of Week 2, we, the Kildare Student Leadership Team walked 23km in solidarity with the Childhood Cancer Association. By partaking in this fundraiser, we endeavour to embody the essence of Courage – our Core Value for 2023. By walking in solidarity for those who are the most courageous, we hoped to support families with their ongoing battle.
The walk kicked off at 11.30am following an opening ceremony, where we welcomed special guests to our community.
We thank all our special guests for their attendance and for supporting such a worthy cause.
The walk continued until 4.30pm when all 8 members of the Student Leadership Team had successfully completed the 23km walk – 92 laps of the College oval. Students were given the opportunity to show their support by walking at lunch time, wearing blue, pink or yellow accessories, purchasing from the BBQ or the Boost Juice van.
Our previous fundraising goal of $1,500 was achieved in just 5 days, leading us to create a stretch goal of $3,000. We are delighted to announce that the funds raised for The Childhood Cancer Association stands at over $3,400. We can’t wait to share the final amount raised with you next week.
As Student Leaders, we have been absolutely overwhelmed by support. From the bottom of our hearts, we would like to sincerely thank the community for your generosity for such a deserving cause. We hope we’ve inspired YOU to be courageous to make a change for those in our community who need or most.
Thank you again,
The 2023 Student Leadership Team
This morning we welcomed over 100 mothers, grandmothers, and female caregivers to our second annual Mother’s Day Breakfast.
To cater for the number of attendees, over 200 people, including the students, the event was moved from the Tullow Centre to the Brigidine Centre Gym. It was a beautiful event, where families could create a beaded bracelet together or just chat over some warm croissants, fruit, yoghurt and tea or coffee.
Mums and daughters reflected on what they mean to each other and what they love about each other. We really enjoyed having our families with us to begin Mother’s Day celebrations and acknowledge the gift of our mothers and female caregivers.
Happy Mother’s Day!