Our Annual Lilac Day in aid of the Blathnaid Foley Trust for Cancer Research was a great success!! The school was sea of lilac and purple last Friday and we raised €500 for this wonderful cause. Well done everybody!!!
Over many years in Scoil Ursula we have had the good fortune to have Marian Moore as the Chairperson on our Board of Management. Unfortunately Marian's son Marcus has been suffering for many years with leukemia. A Fund has been set up in order to pay for specialised treatment which is a Test Drug that is being tested by 48 hospitals world wide. The nearest one to Sligo is the Royal Free London under the care of Dr. Adelle Fielding, Consultant Haemotologist. It is an antibody and so far there is over 70% remission of over 17 months. Marcus does meet the criteria in that there must be over 10% blasts in the bone marrow and is a relapse.
A bank account has been set up at Ulster Bank. The sort code is: 98/62/60 ad the account number is:00131966. The account is called the Marcus Moore Treatment Fund if anybody wishes to make a donation.
A Golf Classic is being organised for Saturday,19th August by the Residents Association and booking can be made at Sligo Golf Club and Strandhill Golf Club via Patsy Gallagher and Martin Campion and John McHugh. If anyone is interested please get in contact with the clubs involved.
St John's GAA Club Carraroe have also organised an Adult Disco in Sligo Park Hotel on Saturday 14th July, 2012. Tickets are being printed this week and although we are unsure of the prices as yet we're sure it'll be widely supported for such a worthy cause. If you can at all please do spread the word with your own family and friends.
We hope that you might be able to help out Marcus and his family in their fundraising efforts. The prayers and good wishes of the whole school community are with them all especially now.
What an amazing, exciting day today was! Mission Day was a huge success again this year with the pupils of our school raising over €1,000 in one hour for charitable causes! Many many thanks to everyone involved. A lot of hard work goes into making the day a great one and it really showed today!
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The teachers of Scoil Ursula have recently undergone training in CPR and use of AED life saving equipment. In order for the school to get a free defibrillator for the campus we need to collect 250 old phones. If you have any old phones lying around the house then please do donate them to the school. There is a collection box just inside the main door so you can't miss it.
Today we remember Blathnaid Foley, past pupil of our school. She holds a special place in our hearts here in Scoil Ursula and since the Blathnaid Foley Trust was set up we have tried to raise a little money for this worthy cause by having our Annual Lilac Day. This was Blathnaid's favourite colour too. Thanks to the fabulous support of our Parents, Pupils & Staff Members, Scoil Ursula will present a cheque for €400 to Blathnaid's parents Fiona & John. We are also grateful to recently retired teacher, Grace Whelan and her husband, Mike, who donated scones for the staff fundraiser on Lilac Day.