Just BEFORE Christmas Mary Hynes, West Region Youth Rep., was invited to Westport, Co Mayo, by local President Marie Ruane to attend a function at Sacred Heart School.
On arrival it turned out the whole school was gathered to celebrate a Carol Service under the guidance of the Parish Priest. This turned out to be a real joy as the level of both instrumental & vocal talent was excellent.
At the interval Mary & Marie were presented with a cheque for €1100 to support the work of the Society in Westport. The children of the School had made various efforts during the year to raise the money and came up with a grand total of €2200 and half was donated to SVP with the other half going to another charity.
Mary thanked the Principal and Staff and especially all the pupils who worked so thoughtfully throughout the year to raise the money.
Then AFTER Christmas Mary was invited to Coláiste Feicin in Cornamona, Co Galway, to give a presentation on the Society and it's work to two classes - 2nd year and 5th year.
Following the presentations Mary was given money the classes had collected for the Society -- 2nd years gave €170 and 5th years €522, AND there was a cheque of €235 from the local Cuman Forbartha, and Mary was very happy to thank all involved for their generosity.
A mighty Thank You to all involved.
Photo: Mary & Marie with two of the pupils at the presentation.