BERNADETTE Cassidy, a Business Studies lecturer at DkIT and her colleague Fionnuala Dullaghan recently decided to raise some money for the Japanese Red Cross.
Bernadette’s son Ronan was teaching at a school in Sendai Japan when the earthquake and tsunami struck.
They organised a cake sale at the college.
Offers of help to bake and do other tasks poured in from the staff and students especially the Hospitality department who pulled out all the stops.
Special thanks to Ann Campbell, Marie Bouquet, Ann Marie McHugh and Orla Rowland who worked tirelessly over a period of hours and together they managed to raise €3,300.
The sheer generosity of the staff and students at the college was overwhelming. A big, big thank you goes to all of them!
The cheque for €3,300 was presented to Ms Tomoko Matsumoto, First Secretary at the Embassy of Japan in Dublin.
The President of the institute, Mr Denis Cummins received a letter of appreciation from Mr Toshinao Urabe, the Ambassador of Japan in Ireland.
They also received a cheque for €500 from Frank McArdle, a former work colleague, on behalf of Scouting Ireland (Louth Scout County Branch).
A big thank you Frank and the Louth Scout county branch for their generosity.
This cheque has also been forwarded to the Japanese Red Cross via the Japanese Embassy.