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Laois school set for Ploughing Championships where they will raffle a quad to raise much needed funds

Kolbe Special School Ploughing Championships Fundraiser Quad (2)

A Laois school have secured a spot at the Ploughing Championships this week where they will raffle a quad to raise much needed funds.

Kolbe Special School in Portlaoise will be in Row 36 at Stand 574 for the three days in Ratheniska.

Here, they will be selling tickets for a draw to win a brand new Can Am Outlander XU 450 Quad.

This machine is worth €10,000 and will be an absolutely brilliant prize for somebody to win.

Ticket sellers have been busy selling for the last month and it is hoped more will be purchased at the Championships.

The draw will then take place on Thursday where the lucky winner will be chosen.

Tickets are €10 per line or you can get three lines for €20 and all funds raised will go back to the school.

The money will then be used to purchase vital equipment for Kolbe’s new school building.

The money raised will be used to purchase equipment (including a hydrotherapy bath) for a hydrotherapy bathroom.

In February, planning permission was granted for a brand new building on the Block Road in Portlaoise and which is on the site between the existing Kolbe school building and the Cuisle Centre.

The planning permission for this new school granted by Laois County Council is for 8 general classrooms a GP hall, specialist educational spaces, administration areas, circulation areas and mini bus drop-off spaces and all necessary external play, sports and educational areas.

SEE ALSO – Education Minister says new school for Kolbe moving ‘at great pace’ as Department commitment reiterated

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Stradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016.