Cork students raise €2.5k to help with Australian wildfire missions

Cork students raise €2.5k to help with Australian wildfire missions
Grose Valley fire in the Blue Mountains area of Lithgow and Blackheath, New South Wales. PA Photo. 

ALMOST €2,500 has been raised for the Australian wildfires by a class of fifth-year students at Midleton College.

The students are rowing for six hours straight after the Student Climate Action Conference in Midleton College, Cork, with all proceeds from the campaign going towards Currumbin Wildlife Hospital and Koalas in Care Inc.

The class, which is being led by teacher Bridget O’Riordan, has set up a Gofundme page where almost €2,500 has been raised in a day.

Writing on their fundraiser the class wrote: “The reason for this fundraiser is to support the wildlife in particular, that have suffered at the atrocities of the recent bush-fires.

“We also feel a great kinship with many past pupils and colleagues who are from or have relocated to Australia in recent years. We stand with them this week in our fundraising efforts.” 

The funds will be donated by January 17, through the Midleton College administration.

The rowathon can be watched on the Facebook page: ‘Friends of Midleton College’ and to keep up to date with the conference, follow their Instagram page: @midletoncollegeclimateaction.

To donate to the cause, log onto gofundme and search Row for down under or follow this link: https://www.gofundme.com/f/row-for-down-under

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