Walking to help animals in need

PUPILS from Gaelscoil Faithleann, Killarney and their parents and families stepped it out for a family fun walk walk in Killarney National Park to raise funds for the Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

Starting at the Castlerosse Hotel car park, the happy crew embarked on a circular route through Knockreer and there was a great atmosphere all afternoon.

The secretary of the school’s Parents’ Council, Mary Carroll, said the walk is an annual event for families but this year was very different as fourth class pupils formed a committee and planned the walk in conjunction with the Parents’ Council.

“One of the girls in the class, Kate O’Sullivan, wrote to us at the beginning of the year looking to do something to help an animal charity and it took off from there,” she said.

In the build-up to the walk the pupils spread the word on the work of the ISPCA and the need to care for animals. They organised a parent who is a vet to come in and chat to all classes about pet care and they spoke to each class themselves to e

“We had a lovely, fun afternoon and the pupils involved in organising the event raised over €400 for the charity through donations on the day,” said Mary.

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