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Portakabin donates much needed funds to help fire devastated school


Following a devastating fire at Patrician Academy in July 2016, the Mallow school is getting back on its feet with a new fundraising initiative and is looking to local businesses for support. 

Modular building expert Portakabin has already donated €500 to support Patrician Academy Secondary School’s latest fundraiser which sees the school bring “The Kube” to Mallow GAA Complex on Saturday 1 April.

“The Kube”, inspired by the TV show of the same name, will include a series of set tasks to test physical and mental ability along with intelligence and responsiveness. Every contestant who takes part will help raise much needed funds for the school.

A large part of Patrician Academy was destroyed in 2016; including three science labs, as well as a woodwork, geography, design and graphics and demonstration room. This additional fundraising venture is planned to help support an upgrade to the school to bring it to the highest possible standard for both current and future students.

The Cork Hire Centre on Monathan Road supplied a range of modular classrooms from Portakabin to the school last summer after the fire and has continued to offer support where possible.

Paul Dinneen from Portakabin added: “We were really happy to be able to help the school again. The local community was distraught after the fire and we were ready to do anything we could to help to improve facilities at the school.”

Denise Mulcahy, Head of Patrician Academy Parents’ Association, said “The Patrician Academy Parents Association would like to thank Portakabin for the generous donation we received. We have put in a lot of time in to this fundraiser and we know it’s going to be a great night.”

All funds raised from the day will go towards the School Development Fund to secure a functional learning environment for the school’s pupils.

Local businesses can contact Denise Mulcahy if they would like to support “The Kube” fundraiser.

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