Communion, Confirmation kids hand over cash to cancer society
THE little nippers at Meelin NS who celebrated their Communion and Confirmation recently gave €500 of their money to the Irish Cancer Society.
Principal Celine Doody said she was "very proud" of her 20 pupils who decided to help the very worthy organisation.
"The children decided themselves that they wanted to help a charity. They sat down and went on the internet and discussed it and decided on the Irish Cancer Society. It was very kind and generous of them and I am very proud of them all," she said.
Meadhbh Walsh (11) said she was glad a portion of her Confirmation money would go to the Irish Cancer Society as it can help somebody.
Michael McAuliffe (11) told The Corkman that he was glad that they picked the Irish Cancer Society as it helps support so many families.
Meanwhile, 10 year-old Jack Fitzpatrick said the Irish Cancer Society has helped so many people in his family. "I just want them to know how thankful I am," said proud Jack.
Ciara Culhane (11) said she hopes her donation will help decrease the amount of people who are fighting cancer.
In the Communion class, 8 year-old Diarmuid Lehane said the Irish Cancer Society needs the money more than him and he was very happy to support them.
Hannah O'Callaghan (10) said the Irish Cancer Society helps so many people who are ill, while Darragh Shine (9) said the charity has helped his own friends and family.