Thousands Of Euro Presented To Kerry Hospice From Separate Fundraisers

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Joe Hennebery of Kerry Hospice Foundation receive a cheque from Katie O’Neill, Ger Reidy and Una O’Connor of the Reidy family after a fundraiser held in Castleisland earlier this month. Photo by Dermot Crean

KERRY Hospice Foundation has been presented with a number of cheques over the past week from separate fundraisers.

Last night, Radio Kerry’s Deirdre Walsh was at the Palliative Care Unit to hand over the proceeds from ‘Poetry From The Pulpit’.

This was an event held back in November which saw well known Kerry people take to the stage in St John’s Theatre in Listowel to read their favourite poems. The night raised €1,740.

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The funds raised will be used to upgrade a bathroom in the Unit to include a jacuzzi bath, some nice lighting and surround-sound music system.

Joe Hennebery of Kerry Hospice Foundation receives a cheque from Radio Kerry’s Deirdre Walsh and her daughter Olivia after a fundraiser organised by Deirdre in Listowel in November. Photo by Dermot Crean

Also last night, the Reidy family from Castleisland presented a cheque for €3,310 after they held a coffee morning in memory of Margaret Reidy at Tom McCarthy’s bar in the town earlier this month.

Margaret was originally from Ardee, Co. Louth, but spent most of her life in Kerry. She passed away on February 4, 2019 at the Palliative Care Unit.

“There was an great turnout at the fundraiser and the generosity of people was amazing,” said her son Ger. “Mom was very well known in Castleisland. She was a home help and looked after people and then they looked after her so well here in the unit that we just wanted to give something back,” said Ger.

Also, a cheque of €1,000 was recently presented by Belfield Nursery to Kerry Hospice after donations made by customers just before Christmas were added to a personal contribution by the Sugrue family.

Jayden and Samantha Sugrue of Belfield Nursery presented a cheque for €1,000 recently to Kerry Hospice representatives, Bridie O’Connor, Maura Sullivan and Ita Behan. Photo by Dermot Crean

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