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Posted on 16th January 2019 | GeneralNews

This year, St. Mary’s launched the Trócaire Gifts of Love initiative. Staff and senior pupils responded with resounding generosity to the campaign by purchasing a range of global gifts. 

On sale were gifts of chicks, solar lamps, soap, school kits, goats, school lunches and bee hives. The money raised from the sale of these gifts will go to the developing world to improve the lives of those who live there. Funds generated through Gifts of Love will also fund critical work in Trócaire’s Justice, Resource Rights and Women’s Empowerment programmes. 

David O’Hare, Internal Communications Specialist for Trócaire, visited the school to receive the school donation of £1604. Having recently  returned from humanitarian work in Sudan, David spoke to a number of pupils to express gratitude for their fundraising efforts with the global gift campaign and to explain how the sale of these sustainable gifts will make a real and meaningful change to individuals and families in developing countries.


Photograph Details: David O’Hare, Internal Communications Specialist for Trócaire, accepts a cheque from St. Mary’s for money raised


through the Gifts of Love initiative. Included in the picture are Year 13  pupils who promoted the sale of gifts throughout the school, Miss A. Hagan (Senior Leader)and Mr F. Dunlop (Vice-Principal).