Clare Gaelscoil children think pink for charity

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THERE was great excitement on Friday as Scoil Mhichil Ciosog in Ennis turned pink to raise some much needed funds and awareness for breast cancer.

The Clare Echo caught up with Ranga 3 at the Clare County Library where they sang a few songs and showed off their pink outfits.

Clare County Library
Students from Scoil Mhichil Ciosog

Third class students were among up to 400 pupils who got involved in events on Friday.

Teacher Aoife De Butler told The Clare Echo, “Ranga a Trí and the entire school are dressing up in pink today to raise money and awareness for breast cancer. Múinteoir Carmel is in charge of the project in the school and she distributes the money between various charities and organisations.”

A big well done to everyone involved!

Elaine has been a member of staff with The Clare Echo since its foundation in October 2017. The paper's first Chief Reporter, the Kilrush woman is now working as a sub-editor in our busy newsroom. In 2015, she graduated from the University of Limerick with a Masters in Journalism. Elaine briefly worked with the RTE Investigations Unit on the Standards in Public Office investigation before returning to Clare to continue her career as a reporter with the Clare People where she spent nine months as the West Clare correspondent and also covered the 2016 General Election and 2016 Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann.

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