Charity quiz raises €1,665 to boost Indian trip funds
THE MARTELLO played host to a very successful charity table quiz last Thursday night.
Holy Redeemer parishioner Joan Delaney McMahon held the event to raise money for a volunteer trip to India.
Joan and a group of 11 people will be making the trip to visit and help Father Sebastian Matis with his work in West Bengal in India.
On Thursday night the nail-biting table quiz raised €1, 665, which will go towards the €33,000 needed to send all the volunteers.
Once in India the group hope to give Father Sebastian €2,000 to go towards the building of schools in the region.
Quizmaster Michael Noble enter- tained the crowd for the evening and delivered some tough questions for the contestants to answer.
The group will be heading off on their volunteer trip on January 17.
‘I feel that I have been very lucky in life and this is something I really want to do and I want to now give something back,’ said Joan about her trip.
Joan would like to thank all those who helped with the evening including Bob and Christine Galvin and Dermot de Barra and of course the quiz master Michael.
She would also like to thank all those who donated prizes and the Martello for holding the quiz free of charge.
At the charity table quiz in the Martello were Ciaran Megannety, Dave Whelan, Anne Grebben, Fr Emmanuel Makalo, Linda Greene and Susan Whelan.