Rowandale Integrated Primary School in Moira presented over £4000 to the Northern Ireland Cancer Fund for Children (NICFC), following the recent bereavement of a sibling of two children that attend the school.
Rowandale parents Richard Horwood-Barrett and John McAviney will be cycling from Malin Head (Donegal) to Mizen Head (Cork), only 420 miles in four days, in memory of three year old Noah Connaghan who died of cancer.
Noah was a fun loving boy from Lurgan who died of a rare childhood cancer called Neuroblastoma a month before his fourth birthday.
The death of the young boy affected the school community that many of the children and their parents wanted to do something to help.
So in memory of a Noah desribed by many as a ‘truly inspirational’ young boy Richard and John both decided to take on the biggest challenge Ireland could offer. They hope to raise as much money as possible so other families can be given the support they need to fight this cruel and life threatening disease.
The children of Rowandale also worked very hard fundraising both during and outside of school.
They organised a number of events including bun sales, sponsored cycles, crazy hair days and pancake days - their way of also paying tribute to Noah, their friend’s brother.
Cancer Fund for Children is a registered charity. They provide support and services to children, teenagers and young adults living with cancer because of the donations they receive and the volunteers who help them.
Whether you want to support them through your community, school or your workplace, they want to make it easy and fun for you.
Northern Ireland Cancer Fund for Children can be contacted on at the Curlew Pavilion, Airport Road West, Belfast BT3 9ED or ring 028 9080 5599