Coláiste Ailigh in Letterkenny and the Wild Alpaca Way joined forces to raise almost €2,000 for charity.
Before the Christmas break, Transition Year students at the Gaelcholáiste ran a school community Christmas market.
Of course, the market was run strictly in accordance with HSE guidelines in relation to Covid restrictions at the time.
All of the products were handmade by students and made mostly from recycled items. The students and teachers were extremely busy in the lead-up to the day, creating all the beautiful high quality crafts and helping decorate the sports hall for the occasion. Even parents and friends of the school got involved by knitting, crocheting, putting flower arrangements together, donating crafts and food to sell and erecting a marquee outside. The school would like to thank everyone for their support.
Mr John McGonagle, from Wild Alpaca Way travelled all the way from Malin Head with his Alpacas, and everyone donated money in order to take an Alpaca for a walk around the football pitch. This Alpaca walk was so popular that it’s hoped they can open it to the public again for Christmas 2021.
Even Santa (Tom Giblin), who made a surprise visit, decided to take all of the Alpacas on a walk! Santa brought his beautiful sleigh and everyone had an opportunity to take photos inside it.
The Transition Years and Wild Alpaca Way managed to raise a fantastic €1,850 for charity. They have decided to split the funds between Donegal Hospice and Bumbleance.
Kayleigh Nic Aonghusa and TJ Ó Cionnaidh, along with their principal Micheál Ó Giobúin and business teacher Marie Uí Ruadháin, presented a cheque to Ann McGowan from Donegal Hospice on behalf of Coláiste Ailigh and John McGonagle from Wild Alpaca Way. An online bank transfer was made to Bumbleance.