Flower Power help for deserving cause
AN army of ordinary heroes was out in force last Friday to raise money for the Irish Cancer Society by getting involved in Daffodil Day.
As well as teams of dedicated sellers flogging merchandise in aid of the charity on the streets of Bray, Greystones, and beyond, events took place in businesses, schools, and organisations all over the north of the county.
Greystones Cancer Support held their annual event in the Presbyterian Hall. There were plenty of badges, broches and other daffodil products on offer as well as tea and biscuits and plenty of local representatives showing their support.
At St. Fergal's Junior National School, Wicklow Rose 2010 Orla Woods was there with Principal Marie Dunphy to admire a ' host of golden daffodils,' in the school grounds. The pupils there had bought bulbs for caretaker the previous year for caretaker Joe Carroll. They planted them in the shape of a spiral and the flowers have blossomed beautifully.
Students at Gaelscoil Ui Cheadaigh took their usual pitch outside the school to sell fresh daffodils, emerging as quite the salesmen and women, quoting Wordsworth's ‘Ode to Daffodils.'
For information on the Irish Cancer Society, the services they provide and where the funds raised will be used, go to www.cancer.ie.
Caretaker Joe Carroll and Wicklow Rose Orla Wood with Alannah Howick and Ciara Fullerton at St. Fergal’s School.
Workers for Greystones Cancer Support at the Presbyterian Hall, Greystones.
Abbie Kelly, Niamh O'Connor and Abby Leggett at St. Fergal’s Junior School.
Éobhan Ní Bhriain, Tomas MacCraith, Klara Ní Dhuinn at Gaelscoil Uí Cheadaigh.
Aaron Ó'Cinnéide and Jack Maguidhir at Gaelscoil Uí Cheadaigh.
Mayor Cllr Ciaran Hayden arrives by bike with flowers at the Presbyterian Hall Greystones with Greystones Cancer Support.