St Vincent de Paul benefit from Mitchelstown schools fundraisers
St Vincent de Paul were given a great boost this Christmas, as two schools in Mitchelstown, the CBS Secondary and Presentation Secondary, both held fundraisers for the organisation.
At Christmas, St Vincent de Paul made a nationwide appeal for help at Christmas, due to the increased need for their services.
Students in Presentation Secondary erected their Christmas tree early this year, but it was no ordinary Christmas tree. Dubbed as the ‘Giving Tree’, it was decorated with festive tags and printed on each tag was an item of food, such as tinned peas or beans, pasta, rice as well as other items. Over the course of three weeks each student and members of staff had the opportunity to take a tag and buy the item printed on it. These items were then placed in a box under the tree as a gift to those in need of help.
The school also participated in a toy appeal for the St Vincent de Paul. Overall, the charity received three large boxes of food and a large box of toys.
Meanwhile, the CBS Secondary students, together with teachers Ms Ryan and Ms Lyons, were out in force on December 13 before they went on Christmas holidays, to bring some festive cheer to the town with carol singing, held outside Reidy's SuperValu. They raised €272.30 for St Vincent de Paul and the school wish to thank everyone who supported the carol singers and also Alan Reidy, Jason O'Connor and all of the staff at SuperValu.
Friday 10th January 9:31am