Saint Brigid’s Crosses for Ballinasloe Social Services
Second class have been very busy making Saint Brigid Crosses from rushes and paper to raise money for Ballinasloe Social Services. They were assisted at lunch time and from 3-4pm by many children from 3rd to 6th. Mrs Gallagher’s, Mrs Bleahene’s and Mrs Barrett’s classes rowed in and made hundreds of crosses. Once again the children were very lucky to have a ‘master craftsman’ Anthony Blade (Ms Blade’s father) to show them how to make the traditional Saint Brigid’s cross. In all over 1,300 crosses were made and sold for €2 each in many shops around the town and at masses on Sunday the 1st of February. Many parents took boxes of crosses to their workplaces. Second class would like to thank these parents and all the people who bought the crosses.
The children were very proud to present a cheque of €2,605 to Teresa Coughlan and Annette Lynagh of Ballinasloe Social Services on Monday the 9th of February. Teresa & Annette were delighted to accept the cheque and told the children how important this money was to continue services for the older people in our community.
This is the 4th year Saint Brigid’s crosses have been made to raise funds for Ballinasloe Social Services. In those 4 years over €8, 000 has been raised. What a great achievement for the children of Creagh N.S.!!