Fidel’s raises $950 for primary school program

A Christmas Karaoke Night at Fidel Murphy’s raised about $950 for Stepping Stones, the government program that helps primary school students with emotional or social difficulties reintegrate into traditional schools.

Wayne Roberts, with the Department of Education Services, said the extra money will help the program get supplies for the children that they could not afford. He said they have not yet decided what the money will be spent on.

He said the mission at Stepping Stones is to “give the kids the skills they need to succeed in a mainstream class.” Stepping Stones has an average six children in the program at any time, he said.

This is the second year the staff and customers at Fidel Murphy’s has collected money for the program. The Irish pub on West Bay Road donated all the proceeds from the Dec. 2 event.

Mr. Roberts said Fidel’s has “always been great, always very supporting.”

Caitlin Dunne, owner of Fidel Murphy’s, said, “I believe in what they are doing. “I’m glad we were able to help and look forward to doing it again next year.”

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