Good Counsel College students in Daffodil Day drive

Cllr Anthony Connick receiving a cheque from senior prefects, Evan Morrissey and Billy Byrne.

David LoobyNew Ross Standard

A group of Senior prefects at Good Counsel College recently held a bake sale in the school to raise some funds for the Irish Cancer Society.

This was done in conjunction with National Daffodil Day when the prefects joined other local volunteers to sell daffodils around the town, where they received generous support from numerous people.

“Each year the prefects engage in a limited number of charity events, both to raise much-needed funds but also to raise awareness among the student body of the challenges facing others and the importance of helping where they can, something that is one of the three core values in Augustinian education, ‘Caritas’ or Charity,” said Deputy Principal Aidan O’Brien.

A bake sale always proves very popular in Good Counsel College with a very captive market for the wide variety of delights on offer. Many of the boys took out the mixing bowl and spoon and with perhaps a little assistance from other quarters, produced mouth watering treats that sold out in no time.

A cheque for the proceeds, amounting to €200 was presented to Cllr Anthony Connick representing the Irish Cancer Society.