a cheque from Tesco for their Hope Foundation immersion programme
Declan Kennedy and Nathan Wright were manning the hot chocolate stall.
Matthew O Connor and Mellissa Flaherty selling
some crafts and gingerbread at the Desmond College Christmas Markets.
Mr. Damien Culhane enquiring about some of the lovely gifts
made by Mary Sexton and Yvonne Leahy at the Desmond College Christmas Markets.
The students of Desmond College are holding a food appeal
in aid of The Saint Vincent De Paul.
It will be taking place on
Thursday 10th of December
Monday the 14th of December
and food will be collected by the Christmas tree in Reception.
Please ensure all foods are NON PERISHABLE,
for example tinned soup, baked beans, noodles, rice, pasta and selection boxes etc.
All donations greatly appreciated.
Third Year Students in Desmond College travelled to the Donkey Sanctuary in Mallow last week where they adopted a donkey.
The Donkey Sanctuary is an international animal welfare charity and aims to protect donkeys and mules and promote their welfare worldwide.
The TY students raised awareness for Autism in the community by participating in the Rose Campaign 2015. The students raised an amazing €800.
In October of 2014, Emily Duffy a 3rd year student in Desmond College had her project “The Homeless Wrap” accepted for the 51st BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition.
In the last year Emily has featured on numerous TV and Radio programs with her project that offers a better quality of life to those who find themselves homeless. The project won student enterprise awards and Emily attended the BT Business Boot Camp in UCD last year, the project also featured on the Late Late Show.
12 months on, the “Homeless Wrap” has become the “Duffily Bag” and is currently being produced by the Mendicity Institution in Dublin. Mendicity train some of their service users to make the sleeping bags themselves.
They have had very positive feedback from Merchant’s Quay, a large homeless service institution in Dublin 8, who are using some of the “Duffily Bags” during the night café.
The Mendicity Institution is one of Dublin’s oldest charities, established in 1818. During its life-span, it has always worked towards the relief of poverty in the city. As the social organisation of poverty altered, the Institution has had to adapt to meet the current needs of a changing clientele, it continues as a food centre providing free meals on a daily basis, including Sunday brunch.
The Temple Street Foundation raises funds to enable Temple Street Children’s University Hospital to continue to provide world class care to Ireland’s sickest children. Desmond College supports this worthy cause.
Desmond College, Newcastle West 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 Newcastle West.
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. Friendships are formed and last for years.