Dancing Denis Raises Money For Local Charities

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A TRALEE man has raised a total of €2,000 for three separate charities by hosting a night of dancing in the Meadowlands Hotel.

The event called ‘I’m In The Mood For Dancing’  took place at the Medowlands on May 3. The beneficiaries of the funds raised were the Palliative Care Unit at KGH which received €900, €700 for Recovery Haven and €400 for the Kerry/Cork link bus.

“I lost my leg years ago. The townspeople were very good to me and pulled together to raise over €22,000 at the time so I could get an artificial leg, so I wanted to give something back,” said Denis.

“Also because cancer has affected my family and my extended family, that’s another reason I felt I had to do something,” he said.

“It was a fantastic night, the band and everything else was covered and it was great to give back these cheques,” Denis said.

Dennis Breen

Accepting the cheques at the Meadowlands Hotel on Monday were front from left: Sean Prendergast Kerry Cancer Support Group,  Maureen O’Brien, Recovery Haven, Ted Moynihan, Kerry Hospice. Back; Cllr Gillian Wharton Slattery, Denis Breen and Cllr Grace O’Donnell.

 

 

 

 

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