Wheely good fundraiser raises €1,100 for can­cer

Wexford People - - NEWS - By ES­THER HAY­DEN

THERE was a fan­tas­tic at­mos­phere in Joyces of Wex­ford re­cently at a fundraiser in aid of the Ir­ish Can­cer So­ci­ety.

The fundraiser which was or­gan­ised by Joyces Ex­pert in­cluded a cof­fee morn­ing, cy­cle-a-thon as well as lots of raf­fles.

Ta­bles in the store were laden with cakes, buns, bis­cuits and lots of tasty treats which were quickly snapped up by peck­ish shop­pers. The cy­cle-a-ton saw lo­cal per­son­al­i­ties Alan Cor­co­ran, Ge­orge Lawlor, Mark Fan­ning, Kate Kelly and Lee Chin as well as Myles Doyle and Kenny Hearne from Shel­maliers GAA take to the sad­dle to raise funds for the Ir­ish Can­cer So­ci­ety.

There were plenty of give­aways on the day in­clud­ing a Dyson V6 Cord­less Vac­uum, a Philips Air Fryer, Mor­phy Richards Vac­uum, DeLonghi Cof­fee Ma­chine, Ge­orge Fore­man Grill and lots more.

For the kids there was plenty of en­ter­tain­ment in­clud­ing a face­painter and tasty treats to keep them oc­cu­pied.

Joyces or­gan­ised the fundraiser with their col­league Con Crean who is cy­cling 600km from The Lewes Arms in Lewes, Eng­land to Cleere’s in Kilkenny, ar­riv­ing back just in time for the Kilkenny Roots Fes­ti­val in May. Con’s epic trip is in mem­ory of his good friend Wil­lie Meighan of Roller­coaster Records who un­for­tu­nately lost his bat­tle with can­cer last Novem­ber.

Deirdre Keogh of DK Mar­ket­ing said the event had been a mas­sive suc­cess.

‘We raised a to­tal of €1,100 on the day and over­all Con is hop­ing to raise €3,000. Con has worked in Joyces for the past 12 years and peo­ple were keen to help sup­port this wor­thy cause. He’s nearly at his tar­get now too which is great and there’s still a do­na­tion box in­store.’

Regina Cunningham, Cllr Ge­orge Lawlor and Deirdre Finn.

Jenny Franklin, Paddy Mo­ran, Edel Crean and baby Finn Franklin.

Mary Keat­ing, Cather­ine Ke­hoe and He­len Ke­hoe.

Justin and So­phie Lam­bert.

Lee Chin.

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