Seagoe charity haul recognised

Attending the presentation are Mr Chris Scott (Principal) Ms Pamela Gilbert (teacher) Connor Phillips (Cool FM and Action MS Youth Patron) Rachel McCoubrey (Action MS Finance Manager)Seated. Pupils:Zara Fitzpatrick, Kayleigh Forsythe, Luke Foster, Emma Gough, Megan Hewitt, Alexander Johnston, Amy Wright and Allia Wylie.
Attending the presentation are Mr Chris Scott (Principal) Ms Pamela Gilbert (teacher) Connor Phillips (Cool FM and Action MS Youth Patron) Rachel McCoubrey (Action MS Finance Manager)Seated. Pupils:Zara Fitzpatrick, Kayleigh Forsythe, Luke Foster, Emma Gough, Megan Hewitt, Alexander Johnston, Amy Wright and Allia Wylie.

Seagoe Primary School received a plaque in recognition of their fundraising efforts during a gala luncheon at the Ramada Plaza Hotel in Belfast.

Seagoe were one of 50 schools in Northern Ireland who took part in the Walk for MS to beat multiple sclerosis.

The Seagoe pupils walked in Lurgan Park in May last year and raised £5,000. Those pupils who attended the awards luncheon had each raised a significant amount.

Action MS paid warm tribute to teachers, parents and children who helped to raise just over £170,000 in support of families living with MS in Northern Ireland.

Walk for MS saw 10,500 school children from 50 schools participating in a number of sponsored walks at locations throughout the province. It is estimated that during the 35 years of the ‘Walk for MS’ campaign over one million miles have been covered.

Action MS chief executive Ann Walker said, “We continue to stand in awe of the amazing efforts of the thousands of schoolchildren from right across Northern Ireland who have raised funds on behalf of Action MS. In these difficult economic times this kind of community support gives us all hope. It is a great encouragement that so many young people, their families and teachers made the effort and are prepared to seek out sponsors for a very worthy cause.

“Action MS continues to move forward in developing new ways of caring and working with the MS community. Our support services for families and young people are well established and it is significant that young people are playing an important role in helping us to harness new technologies in helping to improve communications and information sharing.”