Cheeky Cherubs Support the Society of St Vincent de Paul “Giving Tree” Campaign


The huge stock of presents that were donated to SVP this year by our families and staff

Every Christmas Cheeky Cherubs support the “Giving Tree” Campaign run by SVP – Society of St. Vincent de Paul Ireland.

Many families approach Christmas with dread due to many different reasons such as loneliness, lack of money, stress, to name but a few. These difficulties are exaggerated by the pressure put on parents to provide extravagant gifts for their children. In many households, even a basic gift for the children is out of their reach.

According to Jim Burke, SVP Volunteer and Co-Ordinator of the project, ‘The Giving Tree’ is a vital link in the chain of Christmas. Last year we the people of Cork gave approximately 5,000 presents which were then distributed by us to people in need. Santa would not come to some houses if it was not for this project’.

This year we were blown away again by the generosity of our families and educators as we saw the huge pile of presents ready for collection on Friday. Thank you to all who supported. These donations will provide much needed assistance to those who are struggling in difficult times and shows our next generation the importance of community involvement.