Com­mu­nity ef­fort in full swing as Kil­lar­ney en­joys cof­fee morn­ing

The Kerryman (South Kerry Edition) - - NEWS - By FER­GUS DENNEHY

THE ‘Friends of the Chil­dren of Ch­er­nobyl Kil­lar­ney’ char­ity or­gan­i­sa­tion are no stranger to fundrais­ing events, hav­ing run their an­nual cof­fee morn­ing for the last 20 years.

Founded in 1992, the ir­gan­i­sa­tion is one that works to pro­vide sup­port to fam­i­lies, schools and com­mu­ni­ties that have been af­fected by the Ch­er­nobyl Nu­clear Dis­as­ter.

This years event, held last Thurs­day as al­ways in the Kil­lar­ney Golf and Fish­ing Club, was or­gan­ised by the ever dili­gent and ex­cel­lent Joan Buck­ley and her great team of or­gan­is­ers.

“It was cer­tainly a good morn­ing any­way, that’s for sure. We’re de­lighted to an­nounce that we raised €2,313 through the event which we’re thrilled about,” said Joan, speak­ing to The Ker­ry­man on Tues­day.

“This years event was as bril­liant as al­ways, we had a great turnout, the place was packed; there was so many peo­plev there that we were spilling out out of our as­signed room into the next door bar - which I def­i­nitely see as a good sign,” she con­tin­ued.

“It’s a huge re­lief that it went well be­cause you know your­self, when you’re or­gan­is­ing any­thing, you al­ways if peo­ple are go­ing to show up or not,” she laughed.

Joan, keen to de­flect at­ten­tion away from her­self, is keen to stress the great com­mu­nity ef­fort in­volved in the suc­cess of the morn­ing, stat­ing that event wouldn’t have been half as good if not for the help of their great lo­cal spon­sors.

“Every­one ral­lied to­gether to make this a great event. From the spon­sors who do­nated so much to the morn­ing to the lo­cals who went away and baked cakes and buns for the morn­ing,” she said, with a smile.

All of the money raised from the event wil go to­wards con­tin­u­ing the char­ity’s great work with the af­fected com­mu­nity.

This work work in­volves work­ing with and sup­port­s­ingGarada­sia Psy­chi­atric Hos­pi­tal this hos­pi­tal is 25 miles north of Pinsk while also b help­ing to help with feed­ing fam­i­lies - dif­fer­ent in­ter­preters shop ev­ery week buy­ing and de­liv­er­ing food to these fam­i­lies in need in the area.

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Joan Couni­han, Fran­cis O’Toole, Eileen and Orla Tar­rant and Ann Cu­sack at the Cof­fee Morn­ing in aid of Friends of Ch­er­nobyl Chil­dren in the Kil­lar­ney Golf Club on Thurs­day. Photo by Michelle Cooper Galvin

Siob­han Bartlett, Joan Buck­ley and Julie McCarthy at the Cof­fee Morn­ing in aid of Friends of Ch­er­nobyl Chil­dren in the Kil­lar­ney Golf Club on Thurs­day. Photo by Michelle Cooper Galvin

Cather­ine McMa­hon, Paula Ka­vanagh and Geral­dine Shal­low at the Cof­fee Morn­ing in aid of Friends of Ch­er­nobyl Chil­dren in the Kil­lar­ney Golf Club on Thurs­day. Photo by Michelle Cooper Galvin

Photo by Michelle Cooper Galvin

Eileen O’Brien and Mar­garet Roche at the Cof­fee Morn­ing in aid of Friends of Ch­er­nobyl Chil­dren in the Kil­lar­ney Golf Club on Thurs­day.

Photo by Michelle Cooper Galvin

Mary Spil­lane with her daugh­ter Maura and grand­daugh­ter An­nie at the Cof­fee Morn­ing in aid of Friends of Ch­er­nobyl Chil­dren in the Kil­lar­ney Golf Club on Thurs­day.

Photo by Michelle Cooper Galvin

Mary Moyni­han and Tr­ish Dono­van at the Cof­fee Morn­ing in aid of Friends of Ch­er­nobyl Chil­dren in the Kil­lar­ney Golf Club on Thurs­day.

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