Mature students at college donate over €800 to charity

By Maurice Garvey

MATURE students at Ballyfermot College of Further Education, donated over €800 to charity this week.

The President of St Vincent de Paul in Ballyfermot, Kay Byrne and vice-president Matthew Fitzpatrick, arrived at BCFE on December 16, to collect a cheque for €820 from the Return to Learning class of 2016-17.

BCFE VdP cheque.jpg 22 december 2016

Cormac Kelleher, Coordinator of the Return to Learning course, said: “This resulted from the fantastic work done by the class and the coordinator of Music Management Joan Condron, in getting donations and selling raffle tickets since the start of the month.

“Local businesses were very generous in donating vouchers and prizes towards the cause, and the students were able to assemble festive hampers to be distributed to families in need, in the local area.

"It was a great occasion and BCFE would like to thank everyone who participated in any way whatsoever and to wish all, a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.”

Anyone interested in doing the Return to Learning Course, can contact BCFE.

“It caters for mature students and there is an open day in February,” said Mr Kelleher.

“Check the website at BCFE or call into the college for more information.”

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