Fundraising

Caitlin's Tractor Run raises over €5000

Caitlin Tractor Run

Fifth year student Caitlín McGonigle, supported by her dad Noel, recently took part in a 280km journey from Dublin to Mayo on her late grandfather Paddy’s vintage tractor, a Massey Ferguson 35x. Caitlin’s grandfather drove the same Massey last September from Mizen Head to Malin Head rasing €12,000 for Croí Heart and Stroke and Beaumont Hospital. After meeting the Dublin to Mayo committee on his journey, he agreed to come back to take part in Dublin to Mayo, this time sharing the drive with Caitlín. After Paddy’s very sudden passing in November, Caitlín decided to do the run on her own in his memory. Caitlín raised €5,500 which will be split between The National Rehabilitation Centre in Dublin and the Special Baby Care Units in Mullingar and Castlebar. Caitlín then raised a further €500 for Croí Heart and Stroke, her and her family benefitting from the facilities when her mum spent time in Galway Hospital last year. Caitlín was shocked when she realised how many local people needed to use these four facilities. Caitlín says this was an experience she will never forget, even though she wished her granda could have been here to do it with her. She also said she met loads of new people she hopes to stay in contact with and was overwhelmed with the support. Caitlín hopes to continue to do an event for charity annually and is in planning mode for her next adventure.

Day of Action Raises €3000 for Local Causes

Day of Action 2018

Day of Action Presentations photo album

Carndonagh Community School's Annual Day of Action Fundraiser took place in November 2018. The fundraiser is a school-wide initiative involving pupils, staff and the wider Inishowen community. €3000 was raised in total, which was distributed among local causes. Cheques for €1000 were presented to Jim Neary (Donegal Hospice), Maggie White (Carndonagh Hospice) and Eileen Cooke (Donegal Alzheimer Unit). Also pictured are Principal Paul Fiorentini, Mr. Danny O'Donnell and members of Class 1E.

Annual Day of Action - Friday, 30th November

What will YOU do this year? Clean the house… Assist the elderly…No PlayStation…No mobile phone…No TV…An hour of exercise…

Collection in Aid of School Designated Beneficiaries:

Donegal Alzheimer Society | Carndonagh / Donegal Hospice

All money must be returned to RE teachers no later than Monday, 3rd December.

Day of Action 2018

Day of Action Raises €7,000 for Charity

Day of Action 2017

Day of Action Fundraiser Presentations photo album

The Annual Day of Action fundraiser once again greatly reflected the generosity of the school community, and Inishowen in general. The school's designated charities - Derry & Donegal Hospices, Donegal Alzheimer's Society & SVP - were presented with €7,000 in total. A huge debt of gratitude is owed to all who contributed in any way to the school's 2017 fundraising effort.

"Sponsor a Bulb" Proceeds Presented to Carndonagh Hospital

Sponsor a Bulb CCS 2017

On Monday, 18th December, Connor Doherty (Fifth Year) presented Finola McColgan (Carndonagh Hospital) with the proceeds of the school's "Sponsor A Bulb" fundraiser. Many thanks to all members of staff who contributed to the fund.