Prosperous students give gift of hope for Christmas

First Year students, Ali Murphy and Liam McManus, pictured with some of the many Team Hope Christmas shoeboxes donated by students in St. Farnan's Post-Primary School for children in developing countries.
As Christmas fast approaches it’s that time of year when people often start to think of those who may be struggling this festive season.

As Christmas fast approaches it’s that time of year when people often start to think of those who may be struggling this festive season.

This year the students of St. Farnan’s Post Primary School in Prosperous decided to once more share the gift of Christmas with children in need.

“Students from the school, under the guidance of their teacher, Ms. Durkan, supported ‘Team Hope’ by making Christmas shoeboxes full of gifts such as school stationery, hygiene items, small clothing items and a treat,” said a school spokesperson.

“These boxes will be sent to underdeveloped countries where many families live on less than €1 a day.

For them Christmas is just like any other day with not much hope for tomorrow.”

The school explains that Team Hope fundraises all year round for various water, education and agricultural projects.

Last year they helped families in Romania, Kenya, Swaziland, Burundi, Moldova and Congo. Students from 1st year and 5th year were delighted to take part and all were happy to learn more about where their boxes will be sent and the joy they will bring.