Schoolboys in charity fast

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SIX schoolboys held a charity fast in the run up to Christmas 1986.

While preparations were being made for traditional turkey dinners the boys spent one day without food.

Their 24 hour fast was to raise funds for St Vincent de Paul and they set themselves a target of £100.

The fast was undertaken by Conor McVeigh, Ciaran McVeigh, Jim Greene, David Ward, Mark McConaghy and Gary Mallon.

They all were pupils at St Paul’s Junior High School and were supervised by three teachers.