School sleep-in a boost for homeless

The pupils and some of their teachers making the presentation to Ronan Doherty of Novas

NORMALLY they can’t wait to get away from the classroom to enjoy the comforts of home but it was quite the opposite for transition year students in St Brigid’s Secondary School in Killarney during a fundraising initiative.

They agreed to stay in the school overnight and their supervised sponsored sleep-in was held to generate funds for homelessness charity Novas.

The girls raised an impressive €1,400 for the cause and they handed over the cheque this week to the charity’s representative Ronan Doherty who thanked them for their spirit of goodwill and their generosity.

Novas is a voluntary organisation and approved housing body working with families and single adults who are disadvantaged and socially excluded. It works primarily with those who are homeless or at risk of being homeless.

The charity provides a range of services and accommodation for marginalised households, offering bespoke, client-centered service, operating with the belief that everyone is entitled to a home.

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