Sofie pictured with her Aunt Aisling, seeks support for HOPE Foundation

It was a cold morning in Youghal on Friday last when fifteen year old Sophie Lawlor set up her table, with kind permission, at Amber Filling Station, Front Strand, and spent the day fundraising to travel to help the very poor children of Calcutta.
Speaking with The East Cork Journal, Sophie told how she and five other students in Transition Year, Pobalscoil na Tríonóide are making the trip during their TY year, along two teachers from the school. "We must each raise €3,400" she explained, "of which €2,400 will be donated directly to the Foundation".
Despite the cold weather, and with thanks to Mark and the staff for the warm teas and support, Sophie raised a whopping amount of €201.30 "which" she said, "was all thanks to the very kind customers who either bought chocolate bars, or gave donations".
Sophie's family are solidly behind her and are giving her great support. Her Nana, Mary McDermott, is hosting a Coffee Morning in September and her Godmother, Tracy Murray is cooking a BBQ on 22nd July in her home at 26 The Green, Youghal for all the pupils of Pobalscoil na Tríonóide who might want to support their fellow students. (Check The East Cork Journal for further details as they arise).

Please give your support and encouragement to these young students, who just want to help the little children of Calcutta, who have nothing.