Loreto students find generosity despite recession

Students at Loreto Convent, Letterkenny recently found that the people of the town are still full of kindness and generosity, even in the depths of recession.

Students at Loreto Convent, Letterkenny recently found that the people of the town are still full of kindness and generosity, even in the depths of recession.

Head Girl Emer Gallagher explains.

“We are forced to believe we are in living in a hopeless country, but honestly what is more contagious than a smile!

“As prefects of Loreto Secondary School, our main aim this year is not only to make our presence felt and seen within our school, but to make our mark on the outside world also.

“In recent weeks, we ran a ‘Where’s Wally’ competition in our school to raise money for Breast Cancer Ireland. “We worked together as a unit and felt the competition brought our school community together as a whole. As we said, we not only wanted to involve our school community, but the outside community too, so we approached some local shops around town to help us with sponsorship of prizes.

“We were welcomed with smiles in Magee’s Chemist, O’Hehirs Bakery, and Eason’s, all on Letterkenny Main Street, and their kind donations ensured that the overall fund we raised for the charity increased dramatically.

“It really goes to show you that even though we as a country are struggling with money in these times of recession, these shops went out of their way to help a worthy cause, and we feel the need to give recognition and a huge thanks to their extraordinary kindness.

“We are hoping to continue fundraising for this cause and donate an end of year total to the charity. We would greatly appreciate any further support or involvement for this cause.”

If you would like to help, please contact the school on 074 912 1850.