Headshave for Hospice tops €5k

A headshave fundraiser by the family of the late Marlene Fernane has raised €5,050 for Kerry Hospice providing a much-needed boost to the vital service which supports cancer patients all over the county.

Former Mayor of Tralee and former chairperson of Austin Stacks GAA Club Mairéad Fernane has been involved with Kerry Hospice since 2006 and serves as treasurer for the county.

Last year, she got an even deeper insight into its incredible work when her niece got sick with cancer.

Tralee Toastmasters log on for a new season

New President of Tralee Toastmasters Sergey Udaltsov is looking forward to the year ahead as he takes up the reins at the head of the club having helped charter its way through the Covid-19 pandemic.

Sergey, a native of Russia, was invited to his first Toastmasters meeting in 2012 by a friend, Alison Boardman, the principal of the Celtic School of English Language in Tralee.

Keen to improve his English and to make new friends in his adopted home, Sergey went along and soon became a committed member of the club.