Power NI lends a Helping Hand to St. Mary's Parent Support Group

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Power NI, Northern Ireland’s leading energy supplier, has donated £250 to St. Mary’s parent support group based in Omagh, as part of its staff sponsorship scheme, ‘Helping Hands’.

 

The parent support group was nominated by Power NI employee, Teresa Eanetta who had three children attend the local school in the past 15 years.   The scheme run by Power NI encourages employees to nominate local organisations and community groups which they are involved with, and the funding was used to cover the costs of first aid equipment at a recent sponsored run.

Commenting on the nomination Teresa said: “I’ve had three of my children pass through this wonderful school in the past 15 years with my youngest still in attendance. I’m delighted that Power NI allows their staff the opportunity to give back to the community so that other people can continue to benefit from these fantastic services”.

St Mary’s Primary School, Killyclogher, is a community school that strives to develop each child’s full potential in a climate where everyone feels accepted, respected, protected and valued. The 5k and 10k run was not only a fundraiser for the school but also an opportunity to get parents and families active and through the Couch to 5k programme delivered in conjunction with The Enda Dolan Foundation.

The autumn event saw hundreds of local people of all ages come along to take part, with much funds raised for the local community school.

Anne McCloskey, Treasurer for St. Mary’s Parent Support Group said; “On behalf of the parents support group I would like to say a massive thanks to Power NI for their kind donation. The funds allowed us to have first aid and ambulance cover from the Order of Malta Omagh Unit on the day of the event.”