West Cork School donates over 1,000 phones to charity

West Cork School donates over 1,000 phones to charity

In conjunction with staff at the Clonakilty Recycling Centre and also by donations from pupils and their families, Gaelscoil Mhichíl Uí Choileáin collected over 1,000 unwanted mobile phones over the last year or so. They were recently presented to “The Greater Chernobyl Cause" charity (as the Gaelscoil's usual charity has ceased collecting them). Seen at the handover at the school recently were: Ó clé: Pádraig Ó hEahthairn, (Príomhoide); Conor Ó Gormáin, Rang 6); Fiona Corcoran, (founder Greater Chernobyl Cause); Chloe Ní Chinnseabháin, (Rang 6); Máire Ní Chróinín, (múinteoir) agus Michal Fujdiar, (caretaker).

A WEST Cork Gaelscoil has donated over a thousand phones to a Chernobyl charity.

Principal of Gaelscoil Mhichíl Uí Choileain, Pádraig Ó hEachthairn, said the school has been gathering phones for around 10 years.

“We are delighted to have presented over 1,000 old mobile phones to the Greater Chernobyl Cause, a great Cork-based charity.

“We have been collecting old phones at the school for around 10 years whereby children in the school would deposit them in a special collection box. We are also very thankful to the management and staff at the local Cork County Council recycling centre, who over the years, have collected old phones there and passed them onto us.

We discovered that The Greater Chernobyl Cause, based in Cork, also collected old phones and we were delighted to pass them onto the charity founder Fiona Corcoran recently.”

Mr Ó hEachthairn said the school was also proud of past pupil Dylan deBarra, who volunteered with the Greater Chernobyl Cause last year and spent 10 days working in Kazakhstan.

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