Presentation Secondary School Kildare Town, Fundraising Events

Love day 2011, Presentation Secondary School Kildare Town

Hospice is very close to home and helps, not only our community but the families of terminally ill patients. It gives patients a place that feels like home, to spend their last days.

It brings comfort to the families to know that their loved ones are receiving the best care possible. Our 5yr class decided to fundraise for this local voluntary organisation.

Our class organised a civics day, raffle and table quiz. At break time we had a raffle and bun sale which was a big hit with something to tickle everyone’s taste buds.

The excitement began to rise after lunch with the table quiz. The eight tense rounds saw a group of sixth year students some out on top.

The day was a great achievement for us when we raised €1000 for our chosen charity, Hospice. We were honoured to present a cheque of €1000 to St. Brigid’s Hospice, The Curragh.












It felt good to give something back to Hospice for a change and to show how much their work is appreciated. Plus we managed to pull off a pretty enjoyable day also.

Katie Scanlon
5th Year.

Trócaire Fast

The annual Trócaire Fast campaign recently took place in our school. Our school gets involved every year as it helps raise vital funds for life changing aid overseas to help people in the world’s poorest countries.

As part of the campaign we watched a DVD about the work Trócaire does in Honduras. One interesting part of it was about José Gonzalez, a 15 year old boy living with his family, in Parde Claret a slum in north-west Honduras.

It was good to see how the money raised is spent to help people like José. Trócaire helps provide over 124 programmes across 38 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East. Trócaire have many aims they include educating and helping people cope with climate change and tackling the issue of injustice and defend human rights.Trócaires work is essential for these people and can help create a better future for them.

Students from all years took part in the 24hour ‘Give it Up’ event. Many students gave up many of life’s luxuries such as food, T.V., IPod and some students even took to silence for the day by not talking.

The event was a great success and we raised €2000. It was a wonderful achievement to raise such an amount and we hope that our small efforts will help continue their crucial work in the poorest countries.