Kerry-born Abu Dhabi Rose Visits Recovery Haven

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Abu Dhabi Rose, Patrice McGillycuddy who raised €1,900 for the Recovery Haven over in Abu Dhabi.

THE Abu Dhabi Rose was welcomed to the Recovery Haven on Tuesday and was thanked for her fundraising efforts for the cancer support centre.

Patrice McGillycuddy from Killorglin, who lives and works in Abu Dhabi,  was aware of the work of Recovery Haven as her sister had previously supported the house through the production of a music CD a number of years ago and she organised a major fundraising event in Abu Dhabi which raised € 1,900 for Recovery Haven.

She called to the centre with other Roses and escorts on Tuesday.

Maureen O’Brien, Chairperson of Recovery Haven’s Fundraising Committee said, “this generous decision by a young woman to use her selection as a Rose of Tralee contestant in a country very far away from Tralee and raise this significant amount of money speaks volumes about the values and generosity that are clearly part of the ethos of The Rose of Tralee event”.

“Recovery Haven depends greatly on funds raised to keep the service open and thank Patrice for her contribution to the service. I am very pleased that Róisín Lyone the Dublin Rose is here today to join with us in recognising and thanking Patrice for her initiative in recognising the work that is done here at Recovery Haven”.

“It is my great pleasure to help Recovery Haven and to support the work done here,” said Patrice.

“I am greatly impressed with the work carried out by a large number of volunteers within the service. It is great to be able to support a local charity providing such a vital service,” she said.

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