Despite the rain, over 200 people ran, walked and cycled through the picturesque grounds of Heywood Community School, Ballinakill on May 3.
Held in conjunction with the Parents’ Association, the ‘Walk, Run & Cycle’ was a fundraiser both for new floors at the school and for Cystic Fibrosis Ireland.
Principal Philip Bowe was delighted with the success.
“I was very pleased with the turnout of 210 participants on the day considering the bad weather on the Bank Holiday weekend. Thanks to staff, parents, students past and present, and supporters who participated and helped organize the event,” he said.
They raised €1,000 after expenses, half of which will be donated to Cystic Fibrosis Ireland, as Ciarán Breen, a third year student in the school, has CF.
Ciaran has raised €2,225 for CFI both in the school and on his own initiative in the community.
“He is a young lad of great courage and determination and plays on the Heywood U16 football team,” said Mr Bowe.
It is the second year for the ‘Walk, Run & Cycle’ fundraiser, with another in 2016.
“It emphasizes the importance to students of leading an active lifestyle,” the principal said.