A Skipathon in Cork

The 5th and 6th classes of Rusheen National School, Co. Cork held a ‘skipathon’ for people in Honduras who are held captive by fear, poverty and violence.

Sr. Siobhan Corkery, MMM Congregational Leader, is from Drombeg, Co. Cork and attended the school. Last year she paid a visit. She described the work in which she was involved in Latin America and showed a video, Rooted in Love. The pupils saw the plight of the poor of Honduras and how they are exploited.

Students of the 5th and 6th classes presented her with a cheque for €900.00. They had raised the money during Lent by holding a ‘skipathon’. Siobhan had brought gifts of a woven bowl and some beautiful wax batiks. The pupils held a raffle and donated the proceeds! Siobhan commended them for their great work and told them that the money would be used to help the people where we work in Honduras, including our new mission in Siguatepeque. We are very grateful to these students and to their teachers, Mr. Gerard Coakley, Principal; Mrs. Eileen Deasy, Vice Principal; and their staff.