Lucan Community College raise vital funds for St Vincent de Paul this Christmas 

by Mark O'Brien
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Lucan Community College staff and pupils have been raising funds for St Vincent de Paul every Christmas since 1986

Lucan Community College students, parents and teachers have rallied together again this Christmas to raise much needed funds for St Vincent de Paul.  

The entire school community have embraced the special fundraising for St Vincent de Paul over the last number of years and it has grown both in strength and numbers.  

This year students and staff continued with the tradition of the secret bag collection during morning registration.

This allows for secret donations to be given in a pressure-free capacity.  

Lucan Community College’s commitment to the work of St Vincent de Paul goes back many years, having started in 1986.  

The St Vincent de Paul fundraiser started 31 years ago in the old school building in Lucan Village with students making Christmas cakes and adding them to hampers that were distributed by St Vincent de Paul throughout the local community.  

It is hoped that the funds raised as a school community alleviate these pressures for some in the community.  

“This year, Christmas 2017, sees ever increasing needs for families in these difficult times,” said Ms Ryan, organiser of the fundraising event in the College.   

“In many ways it reminds me of the times back in the mid-eighties when we started our St Vincent de Paul work in the College.

“But in many ways these days are even more difficult for people, with such a wide variety of challenges faced by some.”

Lucan Community College conveyed their thanks to Ms Ryan for her continued dedication and commitment to this annual fundraising event.  

They also thanked Ms Walsh and Ms Mulhern for helping to organise the secret collection and also to the Transition Year and 6th year Prefect teams.  

If you or someone you know are in need of help this Christmas please contact St Vincent de Paul on (01) 8848200.



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