We can only imagine what the inside of Santa’s workshop and store room looks like on Christmas Eve but anyone visiting the happy huts in the week before Christmas would have got an inkling of what it must be like. There, piled high from floor to ceiling was every sort of Christmas gift imaginable which would serve to brighten anyone’s Christmas. The gifts were a mix of everything that you might put on your wish list of food and toys and presents.
But this was no ordinary collection of gifts but an assortment lovingly donated by pupils and their parents whose generosity knows no bounds and who wished to bring a little joy to some less fortunate than themselves.
You’ve heard of the “big dig” and the planning that went into executing it or the organisation and military precision that was needed for Hannibal crossing the Alps, but all that paled into insignificance when compared to the strategy of big wrap and deliver when over 20 drivers were mustered to ensure everything was delivered to where it was needed most and in proper time for Christmas. Organised by the pupils from 6th. class, under the watchful eye of Ms Markey, it was somewhat of a “Miracle on Grove Road”.
St VdeP Society, Ms Markey and all at StOPS thank all who helped in any way to make this amazing miracle happen.