Busy day at the post of­fice raises €1,057 for hos­pice

The Kerryman (North Kerry) - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

THE Hos­pice Cof­fee Morn­ing on Septem­ber 14 was a busy time in the Ó Lúing fam­ily’s kitchen at Ventry Post Of­fice with a steady stream of peo­ple drop­ping in to en­joy the com­pany of friends and neigh­bours, eat cake and of course drink cof­fee.

Many peo­ple in the par­ish baked cakes for the oc­ca­sion, peo­ple who didn’t have time to stop for cof­fee left do­na­tions at the counter in the Post Of­fice and one cake – a Vic­to­rian Sponge – baked by Neasa Ní Dh­u­faigh looked so good that it was raf­fled, rather than eaten on the day. At the end of it all €1,057 was raised for the West Kerry Branch of the Kerry Hos­pice Foun­da­tion and duly pre­sented to branch trea­surer Ur­sula O’Con­nell this Mon­day, mak­ing a to­tal of €2,735 raised from all the cof­fee morn­ings held in West Kerry on Septem­ber 14.

Money raised for the hos­pice in West Kerry is used to pro­vide home care and other hos­pice and pal­lia­tive care ser­vices in the lo­cal com­mu­nity, in­clud­ing the hos­pice room in West Kerry Com­mu­nity Hos­pi­tal. Any money that re­mains un­spent at the end of the year helps pay for the care pro­vided within the county by the Kerry Hos­pice Foun­da­tion.

Mean­while, the Hos­pice com­mit­tee would like to thank those who at­tended last Fri­day night’s con­cert by the Kilkenny group In Caelo in An Díseart, which raised €600.

The West Kerry Branch of the Kerry Hos­pice Foun­da­tion would welcome vol­un­teers to help with the run­ning of fundrais­ing events. Con­tact Ur­sula O’Con­nor on 087 7450 126.

A cof­fee morn­ing held in Oi­fig an Phoist Ceann Trá on Septem­ber 14 raised €1,057 for the West Kerry Branch of the Kerry Hos­pice Foun­da­tion and, on Mon­day Sea­mus Ó Lúing, Máire Uí Chatháin and Nóirín Ní Chru­alaoích were happy to hand over the cheque to Hos­pice Branch Trea­surer Ur­sula O’Con­nell.

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