The school looking glorious in the sunshine which added to the enjoyment of the day at WHS.

Weather plays ball for Wilson's Hospital School summer fete

The weather was in the mood for the summer fete organised by the parents council at Wilson’s Hospital School in Multyfarnham this week, and everyone enjoyed a fun filled fundraising day.

It was an opportunity for future, current and past pupils to get together to meet friends and enjoy a family day out. Past and current staff and friends of the school also attended so there were plenty of reunions.

Activities included egg and spoon races, three-legged races, tug-o-war, go-karting and welly throwing; and there were stalls with cakes, plants and books. There was also face painting and fun tattoos and an impressive display of vintage vehicles.

A spokesperson for the school said: “We were delighted with an impromptu visit from past pupil Arianna Harris and her biker friends as they were out biking on International Female Ride Day. Family dogs were not disappointed as there was a big welcome for them at the dog show.

“A successful tombola was run where everyone was a winner! Everyone enjoyed the ice cream and refreshments available.”

There were vouchers and sponsorship from a number of businesses, suppliers and associates of the school, including the caterers Brook Foods, who sponsored a BBQ. There was a huge raffle and many prizes were donated.

“Thank you to everyone who donated inn any way and who sponsored the event.

“Wilson’s Hospital School Parents Council and Wilson’s Hospital School would like to express our most sincere thanks to all of those people and businesses who supported our summer fete 2022.”

Winners of the veteran category in the dog show.
John Joe Burke, Andy Clancy, Tommy Maguire and Derek Maguire from Ballynacargy Vintage Club on their tractors at the WHS fete.
Ella, Robin and Jamie Bowers had great fun at the karting in Wilson’s.
Past pupil Josh McCormack with his mother Jenny at the BBQ
Past Pupils Anna (Bell) O’Malley and Susan Fleeson-Weller enjoying catching up at WHS.
Some of the organisers of the Summer fete at WHS included Bernie McHugh, Nigel Bannister, Mary Gouldsbury, Diane Ashmore, Darielle Sweeney, Jane Murray, Wendy Gillespie, Eoin Cawley, Niamh McShane (principal), Lucy Charles, Zoe Hales, Orla Davitt.
Oriel Watters made this fabulous cake for a raffle to help with the fundraising.