One of the five steps to Mental Wellbeing, and one which is a whole school focus this term is “giving.” To say that the girls of St. Dominic’s are kind and generous would be an understatement. They give generously to worthy causes all year round and our Sixth Years did not fail to maintain this reputation with their kind donations to the Road of Hope Shoebox Appeal.
Our Year 13 and 14 Pastoral teams led by Mrs Wilson and Mrs Fitzsimons spent the past few weeks organising and filling shoeboxes for those less fortunate in countries such as Romania, Greece and Hungary. The senior girls filled over 75 shoeboxes with basic essentials like toiletries, stationery, hats and gloves, small toys and sweets to bring a smile to the faces of not only small children but also the elderly who are often forgotten in our world. Fiona Kelly, who is the founder of the Charity, explains how simple donations of even a tea-light candle will literally light up their impoverished home and gestures which cost us so little, can mean the world to them.
Many thanks to everyone who contributed to this appeal. Your help and generosity will go a long way this Christmas.