first_imgRonan and Lorraine Floyd on their wedding day.A Donegal couple have thought of a unique way to raise money for charity by hosting a day of grinds this weekend.Ronan and Lorraine Floyd are both qualified teachers and will deliver grinds to any students seeking some extra tuition.The cost of attending the grinds will go towards a charity effort close to the couple’s heart. They’re desperate to raise much needed finance for the James Connolly Memorial Hospital in Carndonagh.The hospital has a special place in the heart of their family, Lorraine’s brother has spent the last thirty years in the facility.A HSE bus service which previously took the permanent residents out of the hospital once-a-week to enjoy recreational activities has been cut due to a lack of funding.This cutback prompted Lorraine and Ronan to embark on a fundraising initiative to raise enough money to restore the service to the hospital. The couple who live in Ranafast are hoping to raise €5,000 to help get the bus back on the road.Lorraine and Ronan have decided to utilize their skills by delivering grinds this weekend at The Mount Errigal Hotel.The grinds will last from 10-4.30pm.All money raised from the grinds will go to restoring the bus service at the James Connolly Memorial Hospital.The couple hope that the fact it’s beneficial for students, and with all money raised going towards such a fantastic service, that it will encourage parents to enrol their kids into the grinds this weekend. Ronan Floyd told Donegal Daily, “We’re hoping we get a good turn-out, I’m going to teach Leaving Cert Maths on Saturday for both ordinary and higher level students.“I’ll test the water and see if there is a demand out there for people to avail of these extended grinds.“Lorraine teaches Irish so if it’s successful this weekend, we’ll host Irish grinds the following week.“I charge €35 for a 1-hour grind, so students will get six grinds for the price of two. “We’re charging €100 per head and every penny of that is going towards restoring the bus service.“Lorraine’s brother has been at the hospital for over thirty years and he loved getting out every week for the day.“It’s saddened the whole family that the service was suspended due to a lack of funding.“That’s why we’re hoping we can get a good turn-out this weekend and raise as much money as we possibly can.With more and more students availing of grinds in the run-up to the Junior and Leaving cert examinations, it’s a fantastic initiative which is beneficial for both parties.For more information contact Ronan on 0879842494 or Lorraine on 0749189857 or 0879525185.DONEGAL COUPLE HOPING TO ‘GRIND’ OUT SOME MUCH NEEDED CASH FOR WORTHY CHARITY was last modified: January 20th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:charityFeaturesfundraiserGrindsHSEJames Connolly Memorial HospitalLorraine FloydnewsRonan Floydlast_img

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