€106,000 Presented To Kerry Hospice After Charity Calf Sale

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The presentation of a cheque for €106,000 at Listowel Mart on Friday.

KERRY Hospice Foundation was presented with a phenomenal amount of money raised from a mart sale recently in memory of a Moyvane man.

41-year-old, John McGrath from Moyvane had oesophageal cancer and passed away in January of this year. John had himself raised €50,000 for the palliative care unit in the past.

Last month, over 300 calves from farmers all over the country were donated for a charity sale at Listowel Mart on March 24.

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The response was amazing and on Friday, his fiancé Erin Stack along with her family, the McGrath family and friends presented a cheque for €106,000 to representatives from Kerry Hospice Foundation.

“To date they have raised total of €106,000 which is truly overwhelming,” said Andrea O’Donoghue of Kerry Hospice.

“Again the people of Kerry and the support you continue to give is amazing, but this event went countrywide with donations of calves coming from all parts of the country. We are hugely grateful to all in Listowel Mart, all who donated calves, ferried them, bought calves, donated to the go fund page and all who supported in any way,” she said.

“To Erin, the McGraths, all your family and friends all we can say is thank you. This event was organised in a short period of time and the funds raised is down to the huge effort that was made by Erin and all involved.”

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