Newbridge’s Scoil Mhuire raises funds for SVP

The 6th classes in Scoil Mhuire Ballymany have been collecting for St Vincent De Paul Newbridge for the last few weeks. This is an annual event in the Scoil Mhuire SNR calendar.
Over the years, Scoil Mhuire Senior School in Newbridge has raised substantial amounts of money for local charities during the Christmas season.

Over the years, Scoil Mhuire Senior School in Newbridge has raised substantial amounts of money for local charities during the Christmas season.

Few homes have been left unaffected by the economic downturn, yet despite this, the children supported by their parents and school staff have found it in their hearts to dig deep and give to those less fortunate than themselves.

Parents and children produced an impressive array of cakes, buns, books and toys for the annual Christmas Sale of Work. The Carol Singers from the 4th classes sang in Dunnes and Tesco. A total of 3361 euro was raised, which was distributed among a number of local charities.

In response to the huge problem of food poverty in Kildare, 6th class children donated food items and presented food hampers to the local St. Vincent De Paul society for distribution.

Some of the 6th class pupils, pictured above, presented the Christmas hampers to Damien Molyneaux of the St. Vincent De Paul. Alsopresent was Mr. Brophy, Deputy Principal .