Elaine Griffin, of Caragh Lake, Killorglin was recently announced as the lucky winner of €1000 in the Lee Strand Milk Virtual Fridge Challenge.
Following a three-week promotion on Radio Kerry, where fifteen daily finalists were selected for the grand final draw, Lee Strand travelled to Killorglin to present Elaine with her winnings.
Elaine attended the presentation with her husband Damien and daughter Leah, age 9. “My daughter Leah picked carton number 11 for the grand final draw on Kerry’s Full Breakfast,” said Elaine. “I could not believe it when Andrew and Elaine phoned to tell me I won. We all love Lee Strand milk in our house. Thanks a million to Lee Strand, it is a fantastic prize and the €1,000 will be great for Christmas shopping this year.”
For the Tralee branch of the Red Cross, the year 2020 has proved to be a challenging one for fundraising so the local charity was delighted to receive a donation from Cara Credit Union that will help to secure the branch’s vital services in the area.
To help the Tralee branch of the Irish Red Cross deliver their vital services to the county, the decision was made to purchase a fourth ambulance but, as is the case with many worthy causes, fundraising efforts have been greatly hampered because of Covid-19 restrictions. However, when the local branch of the Irish Red Cross contacted Cara Credit Union to support their efforts, they were more than happy to oblige by making a donation to the local charity.
On receiving the donation, Maureen Milward, Secretary of the Tralee Branch of the Irish Red Cross, said: “We are very grateful to Cara Credit Union for this donation. We are an entirely voluntary organisation relying solely on voluntary contributions and fees received for ambulance and first aid services. This is why contributions like that of Cara Credit Union are most welcomed. The Credit Union have always been very supportive and this year even more so.”