Hundreds of children, families and all members of the community young and old came out on Sunday to support the campaign to provide a school for the children and community of Milltown.
It wasn’t all about young families, it is clear this is affecting the whole community. Community members spoke about how it affects them in different ways as the community struggles with no school.
More than this though, it was a day of hope & celebration. Children played together. Families and neighbours met, quite often for the first time. Others who had attended the previous schools in Milltown came to tell their story. Really, it was a day of possibilities, to see what having a school back in Milltown would mean.
Thank you all for making it such a special day and for your ongoing support to the campaign! We have to extend our gratitude to a number of those who helped it succeed including:
- Dublin City Council
- Fire Brigade
- An Garda Síochána
- The local Parish centre
- All local politicians & councillors in attendance
Special thanks to all our local business supporters, not just for the day but for their ongoing support!
- Local photographer Stephanie Joy, for her wonderful photography (stephaniejoy.com).
- Note, all photography below has been taken with the permission of the families.
- The Natural Bakery Company for the most delicious cakes!
- Milltown EuroSpar, providing lots of delicious goodies for the kids
- Nitro, for their event support (http://gonitro.com)
- Murphy & Gunn (murphygunn.com) for their continued support.
- DaisyChain also, supporting the event and campaign
- Milltown Pharmacy for their lovely prize
- The Dropping Well for their continued support to the campaign.
- Poise for their lovely raffle prize
- The Enchanted Florist for the beautiful flowers
- Phelan’s Pharmacy for the beautiful hamper
- Wilde & Green for the delicious lunch vouchers
- Owen Reilly for his ongoing and committed support to the campaign
- Saba jewellery for the lovely jewellery donation for the raffle
- The Wedding Expert wedding planner vouchers
- Milltown Dry Cleaners for their lovely voucher
All wonderful local businesses helping with the campaign, thank you so much for your support!