Cork girl whose Communion was cancelled marked the day by taking part in a mega charity challenge

Cork girl whose Communion was cancelled marked the day by taking part in a mega charity challenge
Lucy Hall, from Douglas, has managed to raise over €700 to date for Barnardos Children's Charity. 

Lucy Hall, who attends St Columbas Girls National School in Douglas, was a little disappointed when her Communion was cancelled, but the resilient 8-year-old refused to have her spirits quashed and decided to celebrate instead by holding a charity fundraiser.

"She decided that she wanted to help other children who are less fortunate than her by undertaking a series of fun challenges," her mum Jill told The Echo

"Barnardos Children's Charity does incredible work, not only during the pandemic but all-year-round so we decided the funds raised would go to them," she continued. 

"Anybody that knows Lucy would know what a loving, caring and thoughful girl she is."

Lucy's dress was a little worse for wear after she rolled down a hill and played in some mud in a woods near her house.
Lucy's dress was a little worse for wear after she rolled down a hill and played in some mud in a woods near her house.

On Saturday morning, the day that would have been Lucy's Communion, the Douglas native donned her Communion dress ready for a full day of activities. 

"She did around 20 different sports on the day from football to basketball to TikTok dances. 

"She even cycled through the empty drive-thru at McDonald's," Jill laughed.

Lucy's grandfather also made her a go-cart which she also used for one of her challenges. 

After a hectic day of activities, both Lucy and her dress were a little worse for wear.

"She was wrecked after it but she really enjoyed the day and is so appreciative of everyone who donated," Jill said.

So far, Lucy has managed to raise over €700 for the children's charity.

If you would like to donate to her fundraiser, visit: https://www.gofundme.com/f/crazy-charity-communion-campaign

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