Two Fundraisers See Over €19,000 Presented To Kerry Hospice

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Mary Shanahan and Joe Hennebery of Kerry Hospice receive a cheque for €17,617 from Ger Bythell and the Wallace family at the Palliative Care Unit on Saturday.

TWO cheques totalling over  €19,000 were presented to Kerry Hospice over the past few days after a fundraising dance and a marathon run in Killarney.

Back in March, Ger Bythell took on the ‘Torcathon’ around Killarney’s Cardiac Steps and Torc mountain as a tribute to his sister, Ros Wallace, who passed away last November. Ros was originally from Cork, but settled in Killarney with her husband Alan and their children Rachel, Richard and David.

Ger wanted to do something after the amazing care she received at the Palliative Care Unit and set up a fundraising page for the event.

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People responded with amazing generosity and on Saturday he was at the unit to present a cheque for an incredible €17,617 to the Hospice.

Meanwhile, Killarney Macra Na Feirme presented a cheque of €1,500 in the inpatient Unit on Wednesday night, the proceeds of a dance they organised.

Macra Na Feirme chairman Conor Brosnan presented the cheque to chairman of Killarney Hospice Pat Doolan.

Kerry Hospice Foundation expressed their thanks to Macra and to Ger and friends for their efforts in helping out the Palliative Care Unit.

Representatives from Killarney Macra present a cheque to Pat Doolan and Mary Shanahan of Kerry Hospice on Wednesday night.

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