Faha ladies night boosts charity and enterprise

Anyone involved in raising money for charity knows how difficult it is to come up with a novel idea that will draw a crowd. For that reason, hats off to Edel Greensmith from Faha who organised the hugely successful ladies night out in aid of Kerry Cancer Support Group at the Faha Court Hotel last Friday night.

The beauty of her idea was that as well as raising over €4,300 for the charity, the event gave a tremendous boost to three small businesses run by local women. The enterprising women are milliner Shirley Clifford, make-up artist Jacqui Hennessy and jewellery maker Marian Madden of Ethan and Co Designs.

Thomas chucks the biscuits and transforms his weight

Well done to Thomas O’Leary, Ballyhar, who shed three stone two pounds during the 12-week Operation Transformation programme organised by fitness instructor Pat Sheehan at Club Vitae in the Killarney Hotel.

Thomas was the overall winner of the fitness challenge that ran from last January to April. His weight loss represented 19.64 per cent of his starting body weight.

His prize was a two-night stay with dinner on one night in the Sneem Hotel.