Saturday 20 April 2019

GCS students to ditch uniform for charity

Esther Hayden

Gorey Community School will host a non-uniform day for all students on Daffodil Day, Friday, March 22.

Students will be asked to co-ordinate the colour of their clothing with the same colour as their chosen ribbon for cancer. Ribbons come in a variety of colours to promote awareness and raise funds to support people fighting many types of cancer.

There will also be a 'Coffee and Cakes for Cancer' morning in the staff room for all staff members. Tickets will be on sale throughout the week for a raffle which will be drawn on Friday. Live lunch time music in the quad has been organised alongside TY Mini Company stalls.

One of the organisers Eibhlin Fitzpatrick said the student body wanted to raise vital funds for the Irish Cancer Society.

'The students at Gorey Community School want to show our support for Daffodil Day because we are all too well aware of the difficulties faced by both the sufferers of cancer and by their families. This, in turn, spills over into the entire community.

'These people are our friends and we want to raise awareness, not only among adults but among the younger generation too to let them know they are not alone, that support is available, and to show just how much we care.

'We are extremely grateful to the many local businesses, who have so very generously donated prizes for the raffle and bake sale. The entire community is showing tremendous support for our Cancer Awareness Day.'

Gorey Guardian