A group of Transition Year students from Mulroy College in Milford volunteered to participate in a national competition called Young Social Innovators (YSI). Their aim was to create social awareness about a problem of their choice that they believed affected their community.
After a lot of research, the team realised that 14 out of the 15 students in the group were affected by cancer in some way. They came up with the idea of creating care packages consisting of information and small gifts to help cancer survivors get back on their feet. They contacted many business and organisations that asking them to contribute to the package that would subsequently be given to survivors.
The team came first in the “Make Our World Healthier” category in Croke Park at the YSI national awards supported by the HSE.
To celebrate their success the students decided to have a launch in the college last night attended by their family, teachers and friends.
Proud dad Marty Friel did MC for the evening welcoming one and all.
This is the end result of a full year of dedication and perseverance by the team and their teachers Miss Kelly Friel and Miss Karen Stewart.
All local businesses and organisations that helped and supported the students with their project were invited along.
Care packages were distributed on the night. Students from the school provided the music. Refreshments were provided by The Fanad Lodge, Whole green Letterkenny, Macs Mace Letterkenny, Bread and Butter Bistro and the Lagg Service Station in Milford.
Presentations were made on the night to the YSI students and Robert O Connor, Chairperson Relay for Life who helped the students with their project also received a presentation.
All of this would not have been possible without the help and support of Principal Ms. Temple, Ms. Mc Hugh and the entire school community. Well done everyone and to the businesses who got involved.
Relay for Life, Cancer Care West, Daffodil Centre, Highland Radio, iRadio, Donegal Daily, Silver Tassie Hotel, Pinecrest Holistic Therapies, Bizzprint,
Michael Murphy, Bank of Ireland. – Giving Together, World Cancer Research Fund, HSE, Tribune, Blue Ribbon Arts, Pinehill Studio, Letterkenny Research Project, Rowex, Bread and Butter, Brian Mc Cormack Sports and Gabrielle’s Diary.