I have never done a blog post requesting funds and neither do I have pop up adverts on this blog, but this story is just so inspiring, that I feel it warrants a mention. No-one is obliged to contribute anything, but I feel that after reading such a unique fundraising idea, you will be impressed.
Niamh Woods, a teacher from Schull, along with a few other swimmers, is going to attempt the first ever relay swim from the Fastnet Lighthouse to Schull!
|Fastnet – the ‘Teardrop of Ireland’|
Niamh is going to battle jellyfish, currents and tides on the 17th August (2013) in a bid to raise funds for the Schull Mhuire National School Building Fund. The fund has been set up to repay the money borrowed to build the extension which has learning support rooms.
Fastnet Rock is a small islet in the Atlantic Ocean and is the most southerly point of Ireland. It lies about 6.5 kilometres southwest of Cape Clear Island. Due to its location, Fastnet was known a the ‘Teardrop of Ireland’ as it was the last part of Ireland that Irish emigrants would have seen as they sailed to America in the 19th century.
Niamh says, ‘I am very conscious that times are tough and that there are many causes worthy of support but any contribution no matter how small would be greatly appreciated! Thank you very much and hopefully next weekend we will be celebrating a successful swim from the Fastnet !’
If anyone can contribute, please visit this donation page thank you.
For detailed information about Fastnet Lighthouse, visit here .