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Goodwill galore as St Patrick’s High Keady donate rucksacks full of essentials to help homeless

In all 150 rucksacks were filled with necessities including thermal blankets and sleeping bags, to help the homeless get through the festive period

Members of the school Wellbeing Team who co-ordinated the Rucksack Appeal, (from left to right) Mrs Donnelly, Mrs Doherty, Mrs Carr and Mrs Gibney are pictured alongside members of the Senior Leadership Team.  (Missing from the photo Mrs Morrissey and Mr McStay).

In this season of goodwill and after a year of much doom and gloom, the young people of St Patrick’s High School, Keady, have not been found wanting when it comes to helping others.

Pupils and staff at St Patrick’s High have dug deep to donate hundreds of items to support the homeless this Christmas.

In all, 150 rucksacks were filled with necessities including thermal blankets and sleeping bags, to help the homeless get through the festive period.

The rucksacks will be distributed by two local charities Heartship and The Welcome Organisation.

A special word of thanks must go out to all of the staff, students and their families as well as local businesses who have generously donated to this very worthy cause.

St Patrick’s have been so overwhelmed by the generous response to the Rucksack Appeal. Pictured School Principal Dr Moore, Vice Principal Mrs Lundy and Senior Teacher Mrs Doherty.

Members of the school Wellbeing Team who co-ordinated the Rucksack Appeal, (from left to right) Mrs Donnelly, Mrs Doherty, Mrs Carr and Mrs Gibney are pictured alongside members of the Senior Leadership Team. (Missing from the photo Mrs Morrissey and Mr McStay)

Pupils busy packing up donations to the Rucksack Appeal. Also pictured School Principal Dr Moore.

Finn packs up sleeping bags which will be distributed to the homeless.

Glen, Jade, Sarah, Alanna and Rionach show their support for St Patrick’s Rucksack Appeal.

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