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In Pictures: Portlaoise Educate Together NS hold two successful fundraisers

The true magic of Christmas lies in the act of giving, it seems every school or club is busy organizing something to give back to the community.

There is something that little bit extra special about fundraisers at Christmas time, that makes the event and hard work put in so much more worthwhile.

Portlaoise Educate Together N.S. was no different in the run up to Christmas.

Teacher Rozz Lewis and her 5th class students set up a Festive Jumper ‘pop-up shop’.

The class made a poster and put out an appeal to fellow students back in November to donate any old jumpers that they may have outgrown.

On Tuesday December 17, the Festive Jumper and cake pop-up shop declared itself open.

Students from other classes visited the imaginative 5th class students throughout the day and bought second hand festive attire.

There were also some muffins, cupcakes, gingerbread and festive cookies on sale.

Lily and Ustina from Rozz’s 5th class were the first to declare it a total sell-out!

The children raised €384.39 for Irish Wheelchair Association in Portlaoise.

Meanwhile in conjunction with 5th class’s fundraiser, CJ’s first class students are hosting a food collection drive for the month of December in the run up to the Christmas break.

Tinned goods, soups and baskets of non-perishable goods were donated to PATH Portlaoise Action to Homelessness.

Thanks to Pamela Grogan for sending us these brilliant pictures:

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