Make A Wish Foundation Facebook page “#Kids4WishKids Gerry Prizeman presents students at Coláiste Cholmcille, Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal with the ‘Excellence in Commerciality’ award for their high-end Christmas fair. The range of products were professionally put together and raised €1,760 in total.
Oisín Woods from Coláiste Cholmcille was delighted to win an award with his fellow students: “I liked the Christmas market because I thought it was a good experience and I felt like I learned a lot of things. Our business went well and myself and my class mates made some money and also got to donate to a great charity. We won an award for our product and it was exciting to fill in business plans and plan our enterprise and promotions for the big day. I definitely would love to do it again.” Peter Mark HairIntertrust Group“
I was one of the 10 students that went up to Dublin along with Ms.Conlon and Ms.Y.Gallgher on Friday the 3rd of March to collect the Make a wish award we won for the Christmas Market. We left the school before 9 and we arrived in Dublin at 12, the award ceremony was held in Peter Marks Collage, when we got our name badges we were given lunch it was pasta bake and caesar salad. It was very nice!! There was strawberry cheese cake as well.At 12:45 we headed into the room were we the awards were being given. We all sat down along with the other four teacher . They Make A wish foundation worker welcomed us all, then we had a talk from a guest speaker, then the award were given out the first awards was for Colaiste Cholmcille Ballyshannon, we all went up and got pictures with the award and then we talked about the christmas market to the judges and the other school. Then the other schools received their awards and talked about their project. The award ceremony was finished at 1:45. Myself and Diarmuid had to be recorded talking about the christmas market for the Make A wishes YouTube page. We were finished in Peter Marks Collage at 2 and we had 30 minutes to look around the shops. We were back on the road at 2:30 and arrived back at the school at 6:20pm.
It was a really good day and it was an experienced that I wont forget as I got to help out sick children who get to have a wish that the have always dreamed about.