Scoil Mhuire na nGael were delighted to find out they were the winners of this year’s Wall of Hope competition.
The Wall of Hope is an initiative organised by the Irish Cancer Society to raise awareness of the great work done by Daffodil nurses for cancer patients.
The society sent packs of daffodil designs that pupils at the school coloured in and pinned up to create a ‘Wall of Hope’ with their classmates in the new school hall.
Each daffodil gives power to the Daffman Superhero so that he can give energy to the Night Nurses, enabling them to stay awake and help sick people through the night.
The Night Nursing Service allows ill patients to receive end-of-life care at home, surrounded by their families and supported by the home care nursing team. This is the only free, out-of-hours nursing service available to cancer patients in Ireland.
The main challenge for night nursing is being able to meet the ever growing demand for the service, which has grown an average of 11 per cent per year over the past six years.
Many of the classes at the Bay Estate primary school were involved in creating the Wall of Hope and they brought in their own skills and creations as well as using the Daffodil Day designs pack.
A small collection for Daffodil Day took place at the same time, however due to the bad weather all around the country, funds raised by the Irish Cancer Society were down 700,000e.
Anyone who still wishes to make a donation can send in a small donation to the school.