04 Dec DGS Student Council Non Uniform Day 2020
Support the DGS Student Council Non Uniform Day in Aid of the Mark Pollock Trust and the Louth SPCA on Tuesday 15th December, 2020.
Non-Uniform Day Charities
Christmas is a very exciting time of the year. It is a time to give and to care. Every year we conduct our annual Non-uniform Day which is a charity event, and two charities are selected to donate the fund that we receive from this event. This year, the chosen charities are Mark Pollock Trust and Louth SPCA.
Mark Pollock is a motivational speaker that has inspired millions of people in various organizations. Becoming blind in 1998, Mark didn’t hesitate to achieve more and succeed in life. His hard work and determination took him to great heights. Mark became an adventure athlete competing in ultra-endurance races across deserts, mountains, and the polar ice caps, including being the first blind person to race to the South Pole. Mark also won silver and bronze medals for rowing at the Commonwealth Games, and set up a motivational speaking business. In 2010, he was left paralyzed after a fall from a second story window, and now he is on a new expedition to cure paralysis by exploring the interaction between humans and technology. Mark Pollock is definitely someone who is inspiring and resilient.
Louth Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (LSPCA) is a member society of Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ISPCA). The ISPCA Inspectors take leadership for animal welfare in Ireland. They respond to allegations of cruelty, neglect and abuse, and also to aid sick and injured animals. The Louth Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has been in existence for over 50 years, and current inspector Fiona Squibb has been doing this job voluntarily for over 15 years.
This Christmas let’s create a warm and welcoming atmosphere, and put a smile on some faces.