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Dualla National School raise money for GOAL  – 21 January 2009. 

 Over the past four years the pupils of Dualla National School have been fundraising for the charity GOAL by making and selling Christmas cards. This year, contrary to the cutbacks which have become normal in these recessionary times, the pupils expanded their range to include cakes and buns.

Their entrepreneurship was rewarded as they received tremendous support at the sale in the community hall, the proceeds realising a magnificent €821.

Last Wednesday GOAL representative Jennifer O’Gorman visited the school where she spoke about the work that the organisation carries out, and giving the pupils an insight into how their donation is used.

She went on to explain how GOAL’s programs are aimed at the poorest of the poor and people suffering from the effects of war and /or natural disaster. To date, since its inception 31 years ago, GOAL has spent over €500 million on humanitarian programs worldwide with the money coming from governments and charitable thrusts and of course from fundraisers such as Dualla National School’s.

With the talk completed the pupils then presented Jennifer with their cheque which was a very proud occasion for all involved. A super result for their efforts.

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