Schoolchildren in Bray, Co Wicklow, have added a personal touch to hundreds of dignity packs for the homeless.

Pupils at St Patrick's Loreto primary school have written personalised letters to the people who will receive their dignity packs, which also include an array of everyday items such as toothbrushes and other toiletries.

"The kids are writing letters and it's made me cry already," Molly Comish, the founder of Dignity Packs Ireland said.

"They're just so beautiful. They are saying inspirational quotes, telling whoever gets the bag that they are loved and they are cared for."

The student council at the school organised a no-uniform day to raise money to buy the items for the dignity packs.

They then formed an assembly line, with more 500 pupils taking part, to put the packs together.

The packs will be given to homeless organisations to distribute.

"It really makes me feel like I'm making a difference," said sixth class pupil Emma Duffy.