St Killian’s College in Twilight fundraising boost for Marie Curie

St Killian’s College pupils have walked a combined total of 300km to boost charity during challenging times.

The Garron Tower school presented a cheque for £4,500 to Phil Kane from Marie Curie yesterday (Thursday) following its Twilight Walk fundraiser.

It was the combined total of money raised through the JustGiving Page, a small raffle, the yr8 sponsored walk around the college and money raised on the walk itself.

The latter saw 17 members of staff walk from Garron Tower to the Curfew Tower in Cushendall on a beautiful evening on the Coast Road looking out over the Sea of Moyle.

Year 8 pupils who took part in the walk presenting Phil Kane from Marie Curie with a cheque for £4500.

The school said it was honoured to take part in supporting the charity as so many people have been affected by cancer but especially at this time when all charities face difficult financial times. 

Principal Jonny Brady said: “This is a fantastic sum of money raised by both students and staff which is a real credit to everyone involved.“

Ciara Gallagher, head of fundraising, Marie Curie Northern Ireland, said: “We are very grateful to everyone at St Killian’s College who has taken part in Marie Curie’s Twilight Walk this year and particularly to the year 8s who walked 300km around the school grounds on Friday 25th September. 

“They have raised a fantastic amount for Marie Curie which will help to care for people living in Northern Ireland with a terminal illness and their families. A huge thank you to everyone involved.”

Read a previous Marie Curie support story here


A message from the Editor

Thank you for reading this story on our website. While I have your attention, I also have an important request to make of you.

In order for us to continue to provide high-quality and trusted local news on this free-to-read site, I am asking you to also please purchase a copy of our newspaper.

Our journalists are highly trained and our content is independently regulated by IPSO to some of the highest standards in the world.

The dramatic events of 2020 are having a major impact on many of our local valued advertisers and consequently the advertising that we receive.

We are now more reliant than ever on you helping us to provide you with news by buying a copy of our newspaper.

Thank you.