Flower Power help for de­serv­ing cause

Bray People - - NEWS - PHO­TOS BY BAR­BARA FLYNN

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.

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