Charity Events

Desmond College and Brothers of Charity Celebration

May 15, 2017

Desmond college TY class hosted their friends from the Brothers of Charity in their annual celebration at the start of May.

The group had great fun creating pieces of art together and listening to the Desmond College students perform some traditional Irish music.

There was great craic when the dancing and singing started and there was even a brush-dance competition.

Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the day and look forward to our continued friendship.

May 2017: Desmond College post primary school TY Students with their friends from the Brothers of Charity
Desmond College Transition Year students with members of the Brothers of Charity.


May 2017: Desmond College Transition Year Post Primary School Students with their Friend from the Brothers of Charity
Thomas Curtin, Dylan Moloney and Jason Ryan with WJ from the Brothers of Charity.

Kollect4Kolkata

April 12, 2017

A huge thank you to everyone who so generously donated items for Rang Geraldine’s “Kollect4Kolkata” in aid of the HOPE foundation.

The class are pictured here with four of the Transition year students who will travel to India next week with there suitcases full up with gifts for the street and slum children of Kolkata.

Best of Luck to Ms Aisling Ryan and Ms Joan Nicholas along with students Roz Barrett, Hannah McMahon, Alice Duffy, Thomas Curtin and Darragh Collins who will travel to Kolkata this week to volunteer.


April 2017: Kollect4Kolkata, Desmond College Transition Year volunteers who collected for the street and slum children.

Kollect4Kolkata

April 12, 2017

A huge thank you to everyone who so generously donated items for Rang Geraldine’s “Kollect4Kolkata” in aid of the HOPE foundation.

The class are pictured here with four of the Transition year students who will travel to India next week with there suitcases full up with gifts for the street and slum children of Kolkata.

Best of Luck to Ms Aisling Ryan and Ms Joan Nicholas along with students Roz Barrett, Hannah McMahon, Alice Duffy, Thomas Curtin and Darragh Collins who will travel to Kolkata this week to volunteer.


April 2017: Kollect4Kolkata, Desmond College Transition Year volunteers who collected for the street and slum children.

Kollect 4 Kolkata

March 26, 2017

This year, 5 TY students and 2 teachers from Desmond College will travel to Kolkata, India, with the Hope Foundation.

As part of their CSPE Action Project, rang Geraldine are holding a collection for the children of Kolkata on the 28th of March in room 7 (the library).

The items donated will be given to our TY students to be distributed to the children living in protection homes and on the streets of Kolkata.

Any Donations are greatly appreciated.

List of suggested items can be seen on posters around the school.

They include:
Pencils/ school supplies, colouring books, skipping ropes ,hair clips, bracelets , bouncy balls, mini toothbrush and toothpaste, soft toys, bubbles.

TY Students Fundraise for The Hope Foundation

March 15, 2017

March 2017: Desmond College TY Students speaking and fundraising at all Masses in Newcastle West this weekend for their upcoming trip to Kolkata
Thomas Curtin, Roz Barrett and Hannah McMahon speaking and fundraising at all Masses in Newcastle West this weekend for their upcoming trip to Kolkata.

The Hope Foundation

February 21, 2017

The Hope Foundation truly believes in “students helping students” and the Immersion Programme is a tribute to this belief.

Led by teachers, volunteers and HOPE staff, Transition Year and 5th Year students are afforded the unique opportunity to travel to Kolkata for one week and to visit the projects.

They will witness, first-hand, the work of HOPE and the extremities of life in Kolkata. Supported throughout their time in India, students are introduced to poverty, the realities of street children and the joy of HOPE.

A week-long programme is prepared for students, who spend time visiting HOPE projects, interacting with children and adolescents who are in HOPE supported projects and immersing themselves in Indian culture.

Our young Ambassadors will remember the experience for the rest of their lives, and become more aware of their place in society and how they can make the world a better place by caring for people who are less well off than themselves.

Students must fund-raise a substantial, yet achievable sum, which will be donated to the projects. This process teaches the students about the value of such activities as well as learning the skills to creatively raise the funds to meet targets and deadline.

It is a hugely positive and life-changing experience. It gives students the opportunity to engage in experiences not available in the classroom, encourages greater independence and enhances social and cultural development.

Feb 2017: Desmond College Students raising money for the Hope Foundation
Darragh Collins and Alice Duffy fundraising for their up coming trip to Kolkata. (Missing from photo are Roz Barrett, Thomas Curtin and Hannah McMahon).

Desmond College and The Brothers of Charity
Start Another Year of New Friendships

September 14, 2016

Desmond College, Newcastlewest Transition Year class follow in the steps of their predecessors and form new and exciting friendships with the service users in the Brothers of Charity Newcastlewest.

The Transition Years are welcomed into the Charity to be immersed in the daily lives of the service users. They are taught how to help and respond to all the people they meet under the direction of Mike Sheahan and his colleagues.

The friendship between the school and Brothers of Charity has proven to have a positive effect on all involved.

The Transition Years will have the opportunity to complete work experience and organise different events for their new friends. The service users of the Brothers of Charity reap the rewards by having new and young faces around the centre, showing assistance in their activities.

Desmond College Transition Years also invite their friends in the Brothers of Charity to celebratory events in the school. Friendships are formed and last for years.


Sept 2016: Desmond College Transition Year Students pictured with Kitty McEnery, Tina Binchy, Margaret Browne, Con Collins, Mary Kirby and service users from the Brothers of Charity
Desmond College Transition Year Students pictured with Kitty McEnery, Tina Binchy, Margaret Browne, Con Collins, Mary Kirby and service users from the Brothers of Charity.

Fund Raising in Desmond College

May 25, 2016


Well done to all who helped to raise €750 for Pieta House;
the chosen charity of our Limerick Rose, Ms Marie Hennessy.

17th May 2016: Fund Raising for Pieta House by Desmond College Students

End of Year Celebration at the Brothers of Charity

May 19, 2016

May 2016: Transition year students from Desmond College pictures with some people from the brothers of charity at the end of year celebration

Transition year students from Desmond College pictures with some people from the brothers of charity at the end of year celebration.

May 2016: Transition year students from Desmond College pictures with some people from the brothers of charity at the end of year celebration


May 2016: Transition year students from Desmond College pictures with some people from the brothers of charity at the end of year celebration


May 2016: Transition year students from Desmond College pictures with some people from the brothers of charity at the end of year celebration


May 2016: Transition year students from Desmond College pictures with some people from the brothers of charity at the end of year celebration

Make a Wish Foundation Charity Collection

April 16, 2016


2016 April: Desmond College students Nikita Harnett and Leah Kelly, collecting in Newcastle West Town Center for Make a Wish Foundation

Nikita Harnett and Leah Kelly, Desmond College, collecting in Newcastle West Town Centre for Make A Wish Foundation

Non-Uniform Day

April 12, 2016

April 2016: Desmond College Non-Uniform Day in aid of the Joanne McMahon Thanksgiving Fundraiser and St.James' Hospital
Three second year students Ava Cashin, Yasmin Carey and Anna Guinea organised a non uniform day in aid of the Joanne McMahon thanksgiving fundraiser and St. James Hospital.

TY Students Raise €17,704 for the Hope Foundation.

March 2, 2016

Leah Barry, Aine Upton, Muireann Tobin and Caoimhe Danaher, TY students in Desmond College who raised €17,704 for the Hope Foundation. The girls are going to India at Easter time to work with the projects in Kolkatta. They would like to thank all of the people from their school, their parishes and local communities, who supported them with their fundraising.

2016 Feb: TY students Leah Barry, Aine Upton, Muireann Tobin and Caoimhe Danaher raised funds for Hope Foundation, and will work with their projects in Kolkatta, India this Easter

TY students Receive Cheque
from Tesco for Hope Foundation Immersion Programme

February 12, 2016


Feb 2016: Desmond College TY students who received a cheque from Tesco for their Hope Foundation immersion programme


Feb 2016: Desmond College TY students who received a cheque from Tesco for their Hope Foundation immersion programme

Feb 2016: Desmond College TY students who received
a cheque from Tesco for their Hope Foundation immersion programme

Christmas Markets in Desmond College

December 22, 2015

2015 December: Christmas Market in Desmond College

Declan Kennedy and Nathan Wright were manning the hot chocolate stall.

 

December 2015: Christmas Market in Desmond College

Matthew O Connor and Mellissa Flaherty selling
some crafts and gingerbread at the Desmond College Christmas Markets.

 

2015 December: Christmas Market in Desmond College

Mr. Damien Culhane enquiring about some of the lovely gifts
made by Mary Sexton and Yvonne Leahy at the Desmond College Christmas Markets.

Desmond College Students Carol Singing in St. Ita’s

December 21, 2015

Desmond College Students Singing Christmas Carols for the Residents of St. Itas

Leah Barry, Aine Upton, Clara Danaher, Muireann Tobin, Gary Byrnes and Michael Hogan with some of the residents in St. Itas during their Christmas Carol event.

2015 December: Desmond College Students singing at the Christmas Carol Event at St. Ita's Residential Home

Ryan White, Shane Normoyle and Ronan St. John from Desmond College at their annual Christmas Carol singing in St. Ita’s.