Over the last few years Noeline Haylett has been a frequent visitor to Cloonlyon NS. She has, over that time, raised our Green Schools Flag and brought a variety of animals for children to engage with and learn about. In addition she has entertained and amazed the children with some fantastic, real life jaw-dropping stories.
On her most recent visit in April 2017 she brought two hedgehogs. Before leaving she asked if the pupils might have a raffle to support the drilling of boreholes in Ghana – a country with which she has had a long association lasting over 20 years. Boreholes cost in the region of €4,000. The current fundraising has been for a project she has appropriately named Borehole Number 3 - The Mayo Pump.
It is normal for the senior children to do some fundraising during their ‘Confirmation Year’. For many years the aim was to send a goat to Africa with Bóthar. This happened many times. In February 2017 the Confirmation class raised over €700 to support the children in Vesnova Childrens Aylum. Never afraid of a new challenge or a call for help, this years Easter egg and Teddy raffle raised €230 which has been sent to Noeline to go towards her latest Mayo borehole project. For those of you with strong stomachs, you may click HERE to view details of the Ghana project.