Local Teachers Win National Achievement Award

by Gazette Reporter
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Congratulations are in order for the 5 teachers from St Benildus College, Stillorgan who received a prestigious National Achievement Award from their trades Union the ASTI recently.

The teachers were honoured for their outstanding Charity Fundraising work with their school based “Run for Life“. They were nominated for the Award and some well earned recognition by the Stillorgan ASTI Branch. 

The Fundraising Initiative, set going in Benildus in 2002 by Liam McLoughlin and Oisin McEoin, with the twin aims of raising money and nurturing a spirit of societal responsibility has been an outstanding success to date.

Drawing on the good will and generosity of the whole school community and neighbourhood it has over the past 20 years raised an incredible €950,000 for good causes, local and international, St Vincent de Paul, Special Olympics Clubs, Children’s Hospitals, Trocaire and Concern, being among the principal beneficiaries.

That `Run for Life` is still going strong is proof positive of the enduring goodhearted nature of the students and the selfless dedication of the teachers of St Benildus College and with that Million Mark in sight we know they won’t be stopping anytime soon.

Well done to those teachers on their good work and some well earned recognition!

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Feature Image: Benildus’ Teachers, receiving their Achievement Award at The ASTI Awards’ Ceremony in the Riu Plaza Gresham Hotel.

Right to Left: Barrai O’Brien, Maeve Clancy, ASTI President Eamon Dennehy, Liam McLoughlin, ASTI General Secretary Kieran Christie, Oisin MacEoin and Brendan Kelly.

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