2012-13 saw the Clongowes Duck Push marking its twentieth birthday and we managed to give it a perfect celebration with another successful push in aid of Our Ladies Children’s Hospital Crumlin. Earlier this month a delegation of boys from last year’s push visited the hospital where Jack Gillespie presented a cheque for €73,000 to Dr Michael McDermott (pictured here with CEO, Mr Joe Quinsey).
While there the boys were brought on a tour of the labs and shown the equipment, which the money was used for:
- Seven Trinity 100 portable ventilators for the Transitional Care Unit
- A portfolio of Leica microscopes with digital cameras and high resolution screens for the laboratories
The boys really enjoyed their visit and the talk and tour of the labs has helped motivate them to inspire this year’s Transition Year students in their fund-raising and big push next June. For more on the Duck Push http://localhost:8080/?p=2676