Lip Sync Battle sees Limerick school raise €41K for life saving equipment

Jess Casey

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Jess Casey

Mungret Community College board members, teachers, parents and students at the presentation of the Lip Sync cheque for over €41,000  Picture: Michael Cowhey

Mungret Community College board members, teachers, parents and students at the presentation of the Lip Sync cheque for over €41,000 Picture: Michael Cowhey

A ‘LIP-SYNC Battle’ with a difference has helped a Limerick school secure a defibrillator to be used by the school’s community.

The event hosted to raise funds for Mungret Community College (MCC) has helped the school secure the life-saving equipment, as well as brand new classroom technology. Over €41,000 was raised

“There have been many achievements and high points, over the last couple of years, but what has stood out for us has been the positive support we have received from our local community,” MCC principal Liam O Mahoney said.

“We would like to thank our local community for its wonderful support in running this fundraising event,” he added. 

“In particular I want to thank our Parents Association for everything they do for us.” 

“Kieran O'Brien and Kevin Dore deserve special mention for their total commitment to this project.”

“Your efforts will be rewarded in the facilities our students will be able to access as a result of your work.” 

MCC is also very grateful for the support received from all its Lip Sync group members, he added. 

Funds raised by the event last year will also be used to expand the information technology provision at MCC.

The school has also used the funds to develop hard surface basketball courts.

“STEM subjects are another area that we wish to continue to develop and with that in mind we have invested in equipment for teaching science in a modern and hands on way,” Mr O’Mahoney added. 

“The Past Pupils of Mungret College have been very supportive of our school and are proud to see the developments in education in Mungret.”

“They have kindly sponsored scholarships for two of our students this year and hope to continue their strong links with us into the future.”