A Chairde, October 2014
We, on the committee, have been quite busy since my last letter. We held our Race Night in The Goat on September 25th. While it was very poorly attended, all who came really enjoyed the night. This was due in no small way to our compere for the night, Doug Murray. Despite the poor attendance, we raised the grand total of €3,300 for our charity fund. Thanks to all who contributed.
We also held a Cake Sale on Sunday October 12th in Milltown Pastoral Centre. The venue was lovely and we were made very welcome, had a lovely morning and managed to raise €860 into the bargain. Many thanks to all the bakers and supporters.
Our next event will be our Mass for deceased past pupils and Loreto Sisters. This will be held in Loreto Hall, 77 St. Stephen’s Green on Sunday November 16th at 3:00pm. We would like to remember all those who have died during the last year. So that we may include all their names in the candle ceremony, please let us have the names and school details of any past pupil, who has died since last November, as soon as possible. Please call Emily on 0872913028 or Marion on 0872886361. Families of the deceased are very welcome to attend on the day. This is a very special day in our calendar and I look forward to seeing many of you on the 16th.
Included with this letter is a booking form for the Christmas Lunch on Saturday December 6th. This year we will be holding the lunch in the Davenport Hotel, Lower Merrion Street. The Christmas get together is always a very enjoyable occasion and hopefully this year the city centre location will prove convenient for many. In recent years past pupils have used this event to organise class reunions. Should you wish to organise such a reunion, please let us know as soon as possible.
At the lunch we will hold our annual Christmas Raffle. This is a major fund raiser for our charities and we need as much support as possible to make it a success. As you will notice, from the 2 books of tickets included with this letter, any of the prizes would be well worth winning. We look forward to receiving as many counterfoils as possible in the lead up to November 28th. You will be helping a very good cause and you may even win a weekend away.
Carol Singing in Grafton Street will take place on Thursday December 11th. Our location, for this year, has been changed. Due to a charity event in Brown Thomas, we have been moved to the top of the street. Girls from Loreto Stephen’s Green will sing from 12 noon to 1:30pm, when girls from Loreto Foxrock will take over until 3:00pm. Loreto Dalkey will then sing until 6:00pm, at which time Verdi 53, which is made up of Stephen’s Green past pupils and staff, will sing until 8:00pm. We hope the beautiful singing, as in previous years, will raise a large sum for our charity fund. Make sure you let all your friends know where to find us!
I hope many of you will be able to join us at one of the above events.
Le gach dea ghuí,
Emily Banville (President)