St Cronans National School children and friends have raised over €1000 for the Jack and Jill Foundation.
This was the children’s own initiative and they organised the 5k cycle themselves.
Last Saturday 2nd of November s nine friends ranging in age from 4 and a half to thirteen did a sponsored 5km cycle in Shinrone.
The idea for the sponsored cycle first germinated on the school bus when three best friends from St Cronan’s national school came up with the idea of doing a 5km sponsored cycle for charity and the charity they decided to choose was the Jack and Jill Foundation.
So the boys aged 7 set forth with their idea and very quickly other friends from school and their neighbourhood wanted to come on board with helping to raise funds and do the 5km cycle also. They contacted the Gardai in Roscrea and then arranged with the Events Organiser in the Jack and Jill Foundation to send them on Sponsorship Cards, Posters, And T-shirts to help them get started . Then for the 6 weeks prior they went about collecting money from all who came within their path.