Touching gesture from Clady school girl

Pictured is Michael Quigley and Terri Quigley, Colette Maguire principal St Columba’s PS, with Michael and Terri’s granddaughters Abbie, Jessica and Clara. The girls along with their school pals raised £700.00. DR23

A LOCAL school girl has been commended for her efforts in raising awareness about Parkinson’s Disease.

Jessica Hourican who is a year seven pupil at St Columba’s Primary School in Clady recently instigated a coffee morning at her school, helping to raise £700 for the Foyle branch of Parkinson’s UK in the process.

A spokesperson for the school explained, “Jessica… requested a coffee morning in the school to raise funds for Parkinson’s and to raise an awareness of the disease.

“Her grandfather, Michael Quigley has had Parkinson’s for many years.”

The spokesperson continued, “Jessica and her grandfather also took part in the Grandparents Project in the school on Monday (February 5) and created a beautiful sculpture to represent their love for each other.

“The coffee morning was a  great success and raised £700 for this very worthy cause.”

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