Clongowes Push for CMRF
Clongowes Wood College students began their annual Duck Push in aid of Crumlin Children's Hospital on 8th of June. Embarking on a whistle stop tour which will lead them from Dublin all the way to Limerick. 50 strong students were in fine spirits on a damp morning.
This year also saw the unveiling of a brand new Duck with the old one being put out to pasture having began its journey back in 1994. The students will cover a distance of 200km and since its inception the Duck Push has raised close to €2 million. All monies raised will fund much needed equipment which will help children who need bone marrow transplants.
Chris Lumb, Headmaster at Clongowes Wood College said;
“I am immensely proud of the Transition Year boys that undertake the mammoth initiative that is the annual Duck Push. Their efforts reflect the ethos of the College encouraging boys to be Men for Others –working to help those in the community in such a practical and worthwhile way.”
This annual event has been taking place for over 20 years and sees the students pass through towns across Ireland including, Lucan, Naas, Mountmellick, Birr and Nenagh to name but a few.
Lisa Nicole Dunne, CEO of CMRF Crumlin added;
“We are delighted that students from Clongowes Wood College have continued to support us so generously year on year. Events such as this help ensure that the one million children who will require support, care and treatment at Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin, over the next 5 – 6 years can benefit from the best possible environment, with the best equipment and access to cutting edge research. Despite a new hospital on the horizon these children cannot and should not have to wait. Thank you to all those who have both organised and will participate in this great event, we are extremely grateful.”