Businsses get behind hos­pice

Bray People - - NEWS -

THE good in lo­cal com­mu­ni­ties in Wick­low was re­flected in two re­cent cheque pre­sen­ta­tions to wor­thy causes, in­clud­ing Wick­low Hos­pice.

A most suc­cess­ful Wick­low Hos­pice Golf Out­ing, spon­sored by Glen­haven Foods, took place in the beau­ti­ful sur­round­ings of Wood­en­bridge Golf Club re­cently which raised a whop­ping €16,200 for the or­gan­i­sa­tion.

A huge amount of work went into mak­ing the event a suc­cess and Wick­low Hos­pice or­gan­is­ers were thrilled to see such sup­port.

Thanks have been ex­tended to Wood­en­bridge Golf Club, to Edel and her team who pre­pared the de­li­cious food and to Feel the Pinch, who pro­vided the evening en­ter­tain­ment.

A spe­cial word of thanks has also gone to Glen­haven Foods for spon­sor­ship, to all the busi­nesses who spon­sored raf­fle prizes and to every­one who gath­ered a team and hit the fair­ways.

Mean­while, there has also been a good bit of fundrais­ing ac­tiv­ity at Avoca Re­cy­cling Cen­tre which pre­sented cheques for €2,064 to Wick­low Hos­pice and to Rath­drum Cancer Sup­port Group this week.

The do­na­tions were the pro­ceeds from the ever-pop­u­lar cloth­ing re­cy­cling bank at the cen­tre which runs in aid of the two afore­men­tioned groups and Avoca Se­nior Cit­i­zens,

A spe­cial ap­peal is be­ing made to the com­mu­nity to con­sider do­nat­ing un­wanted items of cloth­ing. Bags and stick­ers are avail­able in Avon­dale Sports Rath­drum, BOI Wick­low Town, Londis in Aughrim, Red­nagh Stores in Aughrim, Wick­low Hos­pice Of­fice in Arklow (0402) 91310 and the Avoca Re­cy­cling Cen­tre. Mem­bers of the pub­lic can drop their full bags to the cloth­ing bank in Rath­drum, Avon­dale Sports, BOI in Wick­low Town, the Arklow Of­fice 2B Abbey Lane, Arklow or to the Avoca Re­cy­cling Cen­tre.

Thanks have been ex­tended to Myles Doyle and all his team at the Avoca Re­cy­cling Cen­tre who are the back­bone of this great fundraiser for three very wor­thy char­i­ties. All pro­ceeds are split be­tween the three char­i­ties and pro­vide much needed funds for each char­ity, plus much needed space in ev­ery­body’s wardrobes when the spring clean is fin­ished!

If any­one is in the mar­ket for a fun ac­tiv­ity to fill the dark win­ter evenings, Wick­low Hos­pice will be host­ing a Strictly Come Danc­ing in the Arklow Bay Ho­tel over three nights.

Con­tact Evanne on (086) 2485805, Evanne@wick­lowhos­pice.ie or Sinead on (0402) 91310 Sinead@wick­lowhos­pice.ie if you would like to take part.

Julie Byrne,Vic­to­ria Bradshaw,Tony Lawlor, Bernie Robinson, Maura Feeney, Anita Gunn and Niall Mur­ray at the launch of the new app.

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