In addition to the incredible amount of food, toiletries, clothing and family toys that were donated by pupils, their families and staff members for the local food-bank appeal, the RE department was also able to provide £670 worth of pop-up tents, sleeping bags, thermal clothing and blankets to support the fantastic work of Newry Helping the Homeless; thanks to the benevolent support from pupils and a fantastic donation of £200 from Newry INTO Branch. A further £150 in gift vouchers was presented to Stewart from Newry Helping the Homeless from benevolent donations received over the last few weeks. Mr Fearon spoke of the humbling kindness shown by the St Joseph's collegiate during the Christmas appeal collection and expressed added gratitude to store manager of Trespass, Ms Roisin Davidson and ex-pupil Shane Fegan, for their added generosity, support and procurement of tents, sleeping bags and specialist clothing which will significantly improve the health and safety of many rough sleepers this winter.
Thank you to every single person who helped support this extremely deserving cause, and we wish you and your families continued good health and blessings over the Christmas period.
Pictured with Mr Fearon are Oscar O'Hare and Micheal Magill.
Head of Religion