Morn­ing glory as €44k raised


THE sixth an­nual East Coast FM Cof­fee morn­ing raised over €44,000 and the fig­ure is still ris­ing.

This puts the fig­ure over the €200,000 mark in to­tal to date.

All the pro­ceeds raised last Fri­day go straight to lo­cal cancer ser­vices as well as the Wick­low Hospice Foun­da­tion.

‘What an un­be­liev­able day,’ said or­gan­iser Claire Dar­mody, who was overwhelmed by the sup­port from people all over Wick­low. They en­joyed their cup­pas and live en­ter­tain­ment in ex­change for a do­na­tion. Celebri­ties to sup­port the en­deav­our this year in­cluded Paddy Casey and Kim Hay­den who per­formed at the Martello in Bray, and X Fac­tor star Mary Byrne who sang for the crowds at the Beach House in Grey­stones. TV per­son­al­ity Amanda Brunker was also there to lend a hand.

There was a re­porter from East Coast at each site, with live linkups through­out the morn­ing to De­clan Mee­han in the stu­dio.

‘A huge thanks to the people of Wick­low for mak­ing it such an in­cred­i­ble day for ev­ery­one,’ said Claire.

There were 11 venues in­volved in this year’s cof­fee morn­ing with bag-packs in Tesco and Dunnes stores in the sur­round­ing days, as well as a monster ta­ble quiz at Bray Golf Club.

A num­ber of places held their own satel­lite fundrais­ers to help con­trib­ute to the fund.

The at­mos­phere at all of the venues was in­cred­i­ble with a surge of good will for the cause all over Wick­low.

Cllr Kathleen Kelle­her, Laura Wood, Amanda Brunker and Eilo Vick­ers at the East Coast FM Cof­fee Morn­ing at the Beach House, Grey­stones.

The Conary Mu­sic group who recorded 'Fall­ing' from their Luan Parle song­writ­ing work­shop in aid of W En­niskerry: (L-R) Pau­ric Dunne, Ja­cob Smith, Olivia Sheehy, Aine Quirke, Karla Treacy. Front: Bernard F

Aisling McGarry, Kim Hay­den and Rob G at the Martello.

Les­ley Smith, Ni­cola Doyle, Robin Maloney from Bray Wan­der­ers, Elly Fair­bairn, June Mur­phy at the Lit­tle Bray Re­source Cen­tre.

At King­fish­ers, En­niskerry: (L-R) Brendan O'Leary, Bray Cancer Sup­port, Mar­lena Mur­phy, East Coast FM, Moya McClaf­ferty, Grainne Austin, Leone Parle, Pa­tri­cia Ward, Joyce Con­roy, Mar­jory Dal­ton, Ge­orgina Young

Mar­ian Kelly and Brid­get Peg­man at th

Mary By

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