Ratoath College ‘Superheroes for Tommy’ 2021

On Friday 17th of December 2021, Ratoath College as part of their ‘Superheroes for Tommy’ Charity Event, walked a very special 5km to raise valuable funds for the very worthy charity CHFC (Children’s Health Foundation Crumlin) and for a very brave little boy called Tommy. Tommy, who has just turned three, is Ratoath’s very own local superhero as he fights leukemia in St John’s ward in Crumlin Hospital. One hundred Transitional Year students dressed as superheroes walked a Superhero 5km walk around Ratoath village at 9am on Friday morning. Members of Tommy’s family, friends, members of the local community and an Garda Síochána all walked alongside the TY students in solidarity to show their collective resilience and strength for Tommy. All money raised from this ‘Superheroes for Tommy’ initiative will go to CHFC (Children’s Health Foundation Crumlin) and to Tommy’s family. To date, Ratoath College’s ‘Superheroes for Tommy’ fundraiser has raised over €3500 for CHFC and over €1500 for Tommy’s Family…. Here are some highlights of the walk with a few words from teachers Ursula Hynes and Sarah O’Neill…..