St Mary’s Secondary School raise invaluable funding for Baldoyle Meals on Wheels

Seasonal singing raises the spirits and boosts community project

by Rose Barrett
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December is one of the busiest months for the music department at St Mary’s Secondary School Baldoyle.

A spokesperson for the school noted the talent contest, carol service and carol singing keeps everyone busy.

“Our new sound system and lighting have enhanced all our events. Before Christmas, the choir were in Dublin Airport for a morning visit in the very busy arrivals area.

“Visitors and travellers returning home were met by the choir, led by Mr Woods, singing all the usual Christmas favourites. It was fantastic to hear the many compliments and praises for them. We had a fantastic time there and look forward to returning again in December 2023.”

Fundraising for Baldoyle Meals on Wheels

“After the airport, the team headed to Donaghmede Shopping Centre for another session of carol singing. A visit to McDonalds rekindled and enhanced the energy levels. On this occasion, we were singing in aid of Baldoyle’s Meals on Wheels, a wonderful local service.

“All the Christmas favourites were sung and further compliments and praise were heaped upon our choir members. The public was generous and we ended up collecting €562 in aid of Baldoyle’s Meals on Wheels.”

The fundraising continued the following day in school when a non-uniform Christmas Jumper Day was hosted, along with performances in all classes by the extremely talented and much vaunted Teachers Troop who also sang seasonal favourites and encouraged the donation of further funds.

In total, €1,115 was raised for the local meals on wheels service.

Singing at Dublin airport

“Many thanks to everyone who contributed and also to all our choirs, singers and music department,” concluded the spokesperson.

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