This week and in the coming weeks, students from schools across Fermanagh will be showing their support for saving services at the South West Acute Hospital (SWAH) by taking part in non-uniform days.

A number of schools have already taken part, including St. Joseph’s Primary, Donagh and St. Ronan’s Primary School, Lisnaskea, with others holding their non-uniform days at the end of this week.

In the past, students have taken to writing letters to health officials in support of the campaign by Save Our Acute Services (SOAS) in their fight against the ongoing issues at the SWAH, as well as creating posters for the campaign.

Monica O’Reilly, a SOAS committee member, is behind the non-uniform days, which will also see money raised towards helping the health campaign group continue their fight.

Explaining the motivation behind the non-uniform days a SOAS spokesperson said: “It was discussed at the time as one of the next steps after we had rolled out the Five-Point Plan [that SOAS compiled to to restore urgent and emergency surgery] because the response was so widespread that we wanted the community to be reflected in terms of involvement.

“We wanted to give them an opportunity to show we hadn’t forgotten this was ongoing, and the schools – despite the fact they were surrounded by so many bank holidays, and exam season – many schools were very happy to take part, and some will be at a later stage.”

All money raised will go towards the campaign, which is self-funded, with the spokesperson adding: “When we win back our hospital services, should there be any money left it will be pumped directly into the hospital.”

This latest part of the campaign by SOAS comes as the group plan to meet with various sectors of the community in Fermanagh to gain and strengthen support for what they are doing.

Also, a Charity Pub Quiz Night is taking place this Friday, May 26 in the Crowe’s Nest, Enniskillen, starting at 9.30pm to raise funds.

Entry is £5 per person, with prizes and a raffle on the night.