K8 has posted a most eloquent plea on behalf of St. Catherines School in Wicklow.
Click on the title to take you to it, please read it.
I would like to urge anyone who sees this, to make a donation, however small, or buy the beautiful Christmas cards produced by the school.
It is outrageous that centres such as St. Catherines are allowed to get into this situation, they are an essential part of our educational/healthcare system, and without St. Catherines K8s' son may not receive the care and support he needs and deserves.
If you don't have children, you will find it hard to understand the depth of feeling involved, but please, just think about it, it could be you writing this one day.
If you have children, you will have some understanding of the need to protect and care for them, and the importance of placing them in a school that is serving them well.
If you have a 'special parcel that got a bit crumpled in the post' reading her words will give you the gut wrench that we all feel when we see essential services being snatched away.
Please do what you can, without wanting to sound like a crusading do gooder, it's important, important enough to get me off my lazy arse and write this, because my own little parcel is going to school soon, to a fabulous new unit, in a brand new school, and as exciting as is, I always have the fear that a few years down the line, I could be the one asking for help.