Abbeyleix South National School

Scoil Náisiúnta Mainistir Laoise Theas

Fields of Life Donation

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Mrs Wallaces Third and Fourth class hosted a pop up restaurant in April. Parents were treated to a beautiful sit down meal in an unrecognisable GP Room. The mood was set with beautiful lighting and background music while the children worked busily serving their nearest and dearest.

The students donated the funds they raised from this evening to the Fields of Life charity.

Wendy and Eamon Cahill received the donation on behalf of Fields of Life. Please read Wendy and Eamons letter below.

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Many thanks to 3rd and 4th class for your wonderful donation to Fields of Life from fundraising at your pop up restaurant. We are very grateful and assure you it will go along way in Uganda to helping school children in Education and bringing life changing clean water to communities. We had the privilege of visiting Uganda this Easter to learn more about the work of Fields of Life. To date they have built 117 schools in East Africa which are educating more that 50,000 children and drilled more than 670 wells providing water to c. 650,000 villagers. We had the pleasure of opening 2 such wells while we were there and it was wonderful to see first hand how clean water was be able to take away disease, allow children to collect water in safety (as they are not walking miles on lonely roads), and also allow the children to attend school again because they are not spending hours walking to collect water from dirty waterholes. If children can be educated they have a chance to bring about lasting change and break the cycle of poverty. We loved the hope we saw through the different programmes in place.

Again heartfelt thanks for your generosity.

Wendy and Eamon Cahill

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