Day of Action Raises €7,000 for Charity

Day of Action 2017

Day of Action Fundraiser Presentations photo album

The Annual Day of Action fundraiser once again greatly reflected the generosity of the school community, and Inishowen in general. The school's designated charities - Derry & Donegal Hospices, Donegal Alzheimer's Society & SVP - were presented with €7,000 in total. A huge debt of gratitude is owed to all who contributed in any way to the school's 2017 fundraising effort.

"Sponsor a Bulb" Proceeds Presented to Carndonagh Hospital

Sponsor a Bulb CCS 2017

On Monday, 18th December, Connor Doherty (Fifth Year) presented Finola McColgan (Carndonagh Hospital) with the proceeds of the school's "Sponsor A Bulb" fundraiser. Many thanks to all members of staff who contributed to the fund.

Colour Run Raises €550 for Jigsaw

Colour Run Jigsaw

Pinch, punch start of the month! Gringotts Bank (TY) kicked off March with a splash of colour by holding a 5k colour run at CCS in aid of Jigsaw. On Wednesday, 1st March, First, Second and Transition Year students were seen racing around the school in white, dodging buckets of paint being thrown at them by a few gleeful teachers. The run managed to raise a great sum of €550 for Jigsaw, a very worthy cause that our school has been working very hard for all year. Thanks to everyone who took part and helped with organising and picture-taking. We couldn’t have done it without you. – Gringotts Bank

A Bow-tie-ful Day for Cycle Against Suicide

Cycle Against Suicide Balloon Release

Bow-tie-ful Day for Cycle Against Suicide photo album

Bow-tie-ful Day video

On Friday, 17th February, schools across Ireland went orange for Cycle Against Suicide (#SchoolsGoOrange). CCS went a step further by organising a "Bow-tie-ful day". Over 600 bow ties were made and the majority sold by First Year pupils Caitlin Monagle, Mary Mullen and Aine McKinney. The money raised from the sale of the bow ties will be donated to Jigsaw, an organisation providing mental health advice and support for young people. The activities are part of an overall drive to achieve Ambassador School Status with Cycle Against Suicide. Many thanks to Laura Cobo Ibanez and Mrs. Yvonne O'Brien for the photography.

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Day of Action - €7000 Donated to Designated Charities

Day of Action Donation 2016Derry Hospice

Day of Action Fundraising photo album

In December, thanks to the remarkable efforts of pupils and staff, and the ever-present generosity of the Inishowen community, €7000 was donated to the school's designated charities. The Annual Day of Action 2016 played a central role in the fundraising drive. The Donegal Alzheimer's Society received €3000. Mary Gillen was on hand to accept the cheque on behalf of the Society. The Derry and Donegal Hospices were each presented with €1500. Past-staff member Jim Neary represented both hospices on presentation day. Further donations totalling €1000 were presented to Global Brigades (Sarah Diver & Erin Houghton) and Childreach International (Mary Doherty). A huge debt of gratitude is owed to everyone who assisted in and contributed to fundraising efforts in 2016.