Recovery Haven All Set For Celebration Of Light

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Senior Administrator at Recovery Haven, Mairead O’Sullivan at the centre last month for the launch of the ‘Celebration of Light’. Photo by Dermot Crean

THERE’S just two days to go until thousands of people around the county take part in a special event in aid of Recovery Haven.

The “Celebration of Light” event takes place this Friday at 8pm at 12 locations throughout Kerry.

This has become a very important annual community event which gives an opportunity for all those whose lives have been touched by cancer to come together and share experiences and celebrate the lives of families and friends.

Dan Collins, Director and the fundraising committee from Recovery Haven anticipates a great turnout on Friday night as the event has become very popular.

“We are delighted with the response so far and we would encourage everybody to turn out on the evening,” said Dan. “It is a special atmosphere with music and people will enjoy the shared experience and the symbolic lighting of the candle. For some it will recall the loss of a loved one and for others it will offer support on their cancer journey.”

The following venues have been selected this year: Town Park Abbeyfeale, Ladies Beach Ballybunion, Banna Beach, Camp Beach, The Marina Dingle, Lockes Strand Fenit, Inch Beach, The Fishery Killorglin, Ross Castle Killarney, Meenoghane Causeway, The Pier Tarbert and Portmagee Village. Candles will be lit simultaneously, at the signal, on each venue.

Candles will be available at various outlets, at each of these venues prior to Friday.
A few words will be said on “Hope Through Light” and a symbolic stone throwing into water will take place. Music will be provided by local musicians at each location.

Manager Siobhán Mc Sweeney emphasises the importance of fundraising to support the work that is done by Recovery Haven.

“Candles will be on sale for €3 each or two for €5 from various local outlets and at Recovery Haven. The success of this will depend on local support and local volunteers and we would ask people to contact Recovery Haven on 066-7192122 or for further information”.

People are asked to be in place by 7.45pm. Families welcome.

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