For almost twenty years the Transition Year students at Clongowes Wood College have raised money to buy life-saving equipment for Our Lady’s Childrens Hospital Crumlin an annual goal.
For almost twenty years the Transition Year students at Clongowes Wood College have raised money to buy life-saving equipment for Our Lady’s Childrens Hospital Crumlin an annual goal. Equipment has included portable ultrasound machines for use with children with limited mobility to machines to help diagnose cancer patients more quickly.
During the year funds are raised through events such as golf competitions, cake sales, mini companies and raffles but the main event is the Duck Push .
This June, 30 students from Dublin, Kildare, Wicklow, Meath, Louth, Clare, Kilkenny, Roscommon, and Mayo will take to the road again. Starting on June 9th for eight days the big yellow Duck will pass through more than twenty towns and villages before arriving at Limerick city on Thursday 16th June.
We wish to thank all who sponsored us including Dunnes Stores, Mallon Motors Naas, Westwood Trailers Naas, Clongowes Wood College, Cistercian College Roscrea and Glenstal Abbey School. Without their generosity we could not have achieved so much.
If you want to meet us along our trip we will be at the following places each day.
June 9th - Palmerstown, Lucan village, Leixlip, Maynooth
June 10th - Clane, Sallins, Leixlip, Maynooth
June 11th - Newbridge, Kildare
June 13th - Portlaoise, Abbeyleix, Mountmellick
June 14th - Athlone, Birr, Tullamore
June 15th - Nenagh, Thurles
June 16th - Limerick
We are delighted to be able to help the great work of the doctors and nurses who care for so many of Ireland's children and young people at Crumlin. If you see the Duck please support us in our effort to help ensure that Ireland’s sick children have the best equipment to aid their recovery.
Colm Murphy and Luke MacQuillan