Archive 2008-09
Crazy Hoops

Daniel, Ben, Frank and Luke had a "Crazy Hoops" business at the People's Park Market in Dun Laoghaire on Sunday, 19th July, 2009, from 11am till 1pm. The proceeds of the day went to the Feeding Centre at the Botshabelo Township in South Africa and the Kidzone Programme at Monkstown Pool and Leisure Centre. Ali Hewson was disappointed she couldn't be there but wished the boys all the best.


Schools Fundraising

We would like to thank the following schools for their support and contributions.

Scoil Mhuire in Moycullen have had a fundraiser and want to donate the proceeds to the fund. Well done to everyone involved. Thanks.
Notre Dame Junior School fourth class in Dundrum raised €109 from the sale of a student magazine "Notre Dame Knockout" and the proceeds will go to local children. More details soon.

St. Killian's National School in Bluebell, Dublin 12 had a fundraiser and donated over €26 to the fund.
Many thanks to all involved. This money will be added to the total for Notre Dame's "Red Day" and proceeds from the "Notre Dame Knockout" for Barnardos
Notre Dame Junior School in Dundrum had a "Red Day" for Barnardos and raised over €350. Well done to all the girls for wearing red.

Nancy's Novels

Nancy's Novels

Nancy from Dun Laoghaire had fun sale at her house in early summer to raise money for children in South Africa. The sale "Nancy's Novels" was a great success and raised €590 for local children through Barnardos and children in Botshabello township in South Africa. Well done to Nancy and everyone who donated books, money and their time on the day. We really appreciate it.

We have a Leinster jersey and rugby ball both signed by the team for auction. The jersey made €1100 and the ball €80 so far. Proceeds will go to Operation Smile and the Special Olympics.

Notre Dame Junior School had a Green Day for St. Patrick's Day and Seachtain na Gaeilge and raised €532 for ACET Ireland which provides school breakfasts for children in Zimbabwe. Wendy Philips from ACET Ireland visited the school on Monday, 23rd March to accept the money. Well done to all who supported such a good cause.

Notre Dame Junior School Project 2009

Ali Hewson came to Notre Dame Junior School Dundrum on Wednesday, 11th March 2009 to launch this year's initiative.

Fifth class girls in Notre Dame, with the help of Miss Doran and Mr. King, have set up mini businesses and begin selling in the school on Monday, 11th May, to help less fortunate children locally, nationally and internationally.

Fundraising Update

Notre Dame Junior School supported their senior school in the "Build a Brick" campaign on Thursday, 12th March and raised €500 for Educo which helps children escape poverty through education. Well done to all concerned.

There was a "Yellow Day" in Notre Dame Junior School just before Easter. All the girls wore yellow and donated €357 to the Make a Wish Foundation. Well done.




News Flash

May Open Day 2013

The following are the highlights of the class of 2012/2013 on the project they undertook with their class teacher, Mrs. Gumisiriza, and mentor, Ken King.

Overall the girls raised €4000 for less fortunte children in Ireland and abroad and donated money from their entrepreneurial skills to

Down Syndrome Ireland,

National Children's Hospital, Crumlin,

 & Rainbows Worldwide. 

A big thank you to the customers; the children, staff and families in Notre Dame

& to our very supportive parents and generous sponsors. 


  1. My highlight was when CHC actually started because of all the emotions...I was feeling such happiness, nervousness and excitement. I couldn't wait for it to start!
  2.   I was very happy to be helping children who are less fortunate than we are. It's the best feeling ever!
  3.   I'd like to think that all our hard workd was for a really worthy cause....and it was. 
  4.   In Korea, there's not much chance to do this type of work. I have learned so much and now I will bring it back to Korea. 
  5.   I loved delivering the pizzas from class to class because everyone was so happy to see us.
  6.   My highlight was meeting Kathleen from Down Syndrome Ireland.
  7.   I enjoyed getting the produce, setting up the stalls and selling to our customers. 
  8.   My highlight would be meeting Ali Hewson and Olly from Olly's Little Heart Appeal.
  9.   I enjoyed working with my partners and learning to share the workload. 
  10.   Everyone was really happy with the money we raised for the different charities. 
  11.   It was such a fun project...I enjoyed presenting the cheque to Hannah from Rainbows and being interviewed by 4FM. 
  12.  I felt independent, self sufficient and happy. I enjoyed myself immensely.


A big well done and thanks to everyone who has taken part in the business project over the years.