Biddy raises over €100k for KPFA in 12 years

The Kerryman (South Kerry Edition) - - NEWS -

A CHEQUE for over €7,000 was pre­sented re­cently to the Kerry Par­ents and Friends or­gan­i­sa­tion, thanks to pro­ceeds raised from this year’s Biddy Fes­ti­val.

It’s all down to the kind-hearted spirit of the peo­ple in the wider east and mid Kerry re­gions who cel­e­brate Biddy’s Day on Fe­bru­ary 1 every year. Since its in­cep­tion over 12 years ago, this an­nual fundraiser has raised over €100,000.

Paul Cremin is just one of many who help raise the money and he is keen to stress that so many peo­ple make it pos­si­ble that a cheque is pre­sented to Kerry Par­ents and Friends every year.

“We’re all de­lighted to be able to do it and there is a fan­tas­tic panel of 20 peo­ple. It’s a joint ef­fort by ev­ery­one,” Paul said. “We are at this now for a few years and we’re proud of it. All the money goes di­rectly to Kerry Par­ents and Friends as they lend us their bus for the event.

“It’s a won­der­ful or­gan­i­sa­tion that helps so many peo­ple,” he added.

Photo Michelle Cooper Galvin

Mem­bers of the Kerry Par­ents and Friends Biddy Group pre­sent­ing Cather­ine Mo­ri­arty As­sis­tant Man­ager KP and FRA Old Monastery Kil­lar­ney with there pro­ceeds of the Biddy ‘s €7220 at the Hol­i­day Inn Kil­lar­ney on Fri­day.

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