Strictly raises €6,000 for Wick­low Hospice Foun­da­tion

Bray People - - NEWS -

Del­gany Golf Club pre­sented Wick­low Hospice with a cheque for €6,100, hav­ing raised the money through their re­cent ‘Strictly’ event.

The dancers took to the stage at Fitz­patrick Cas­tle, Killiney, in March. The fun night of dance was a huge suc­cess. Gabriel Doo­ley was the main spon­sor for the event.

Half of all of the pro­ceeds from the on­line vote went to the Wick­low Hospice Foun­da­tion, with the rest for Del­gany Golf Club.

There were 14 sets of dancers, with cou­ples in­clud­ing Liam Kelly and Betty Sherry; Pa­trick Brad­shaw and Pauline Burke; Donal Duffy and Eileen Bo­hane, and Ben Geoghe­gan and Rose Walker.

With guid­ance and in­struc­tion from pro­fes­sional dancers, the par­tic­i­pants trained and re­hearsed through­out Fe­bru­ary, work­ing ex­tremely hard to en­sure a won­der­ful night of en­ter­tain­ment. As part of the fundrais­ing drive, friends, fam­i­lies and back­ers of the var­i­ous con­tenders were given the chance to sup­port their favourite cou­ple with paid-for votes.

Club Cap­tain Der­mot O’Brien has said that the lo­cal re­sponse to the fundraiser was fan­tas­tic and he sent his thanks to every­one who backed the ven­ture in one way or an­other.

Lady Cap­tain Bernie Jones, Cap­tain Der­mot O’Brien, and Gabriel Doo­ley present the cheque to Evanne Cahill.

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