Last Monday, Mick said the latest news from the doctors was very heartening as regards his little niece who lives in Carlow. “I got a great lift on Friday night,” Mick said. “The people of Killarney were fantastic. Almost 20 singers and musicians took part.”
Mick thanked the main sponsor, Micheál O’Donoghue of the Avenue Hotel, for providing the venue and the finger food, and everyone who sold and bought tickets or supported the event. He also thanked the business people of Killarney for sponsoring about 40 raffle prizes. Last but not least, he thanked his musician and singer friends for coming behind him to support the treatment of one very special little girl. “The money is still coming in,” he said. “My phone was ringing this morning with people who couldn’t come on Friday but who wanted to donate. I said they could just drop it into reception at the Avenue.”
The ‘Crafty Ladies’ were one of three groups to present cheques to Kerry Hospice at the Garden Restaurant, Muckross House last Friday.
Muckross Garden Restaurant held a fundraiser over the Christmas period. Manager Colin Baker and staff set up a seasonal display plus crib at the restaurant and raised €1,500 for Kerry Hospice. A cheque for €82,362.37 presented to Joe Hennebry, County Hospice chairperson, represented the total amount collected by Killarney Hospice Branch during 2018. It includes the proceeds of the annual ‘Models in Recovery’ fashion show last September which raised €25,883.00.
Killarney Hospice Branch Chairman Pat Doolan thanked all the groups who had fundraised for the charity.