Great sup­port for Cur­ra­heen project at bingo event in KDYS

The Kerryman (Tralee Edition) - - NEWS -

THEY could have filled it twice over as the greater Tralee pub­lic came out in droves to sup­port a fundrais­ing event in aid of es­tab­lish­ing a spe­cial com­mu­nity room at Cur­ra­heen Church.

The Church, which is part of the Catholic parish of St John’s Tralee, has em­barked on a cam­paign to im­prove the ex­ist­ing com­mu­nity fa­cil­ity where all man­ner of lo­cal groups meet reg­u­larly.

To that end, they hosted a Mon­ster Bingo af­ter­noon at the KDYS on Denny Street on Sun­day amid a host of great door prizes, all spon­sored by a busi­ness sec­tor that rowed in be­hind the cam­paign as much as the bingo-play­ing pub­lic.

“On be­half of the Cur­ra­heen Com­mu­nity Room Ex­ten­sion Com­mit­tee, we wish to ex­press our sin­cere thanks to ev­ery­one for sup­port­ing this fundrais­ing event and we also wish to ex­press our sin­cere grat­i­tude to all who spon­sored prizes and gifts,” Fr Fran­cis Nolan said.

The pro­ceeds of the event will now go to­wards the work, which is al­ready un­der­way.

“The work has com­menced re­cently and its hoped will be com­pleted early in the New Year,” com­mit­tee mem­ber Ann O’Shea Daly said. The work en­tails bring­ing the fa­cil­i­ties up to Health and Safety Stan­dards and will also in­clude a kitch­enette and wheel­chair-ac­ces­si­ble toi­let.

The room is presently be­ing used by many com­mu­nity groups such as the ICA, the Com­mu­nity Coun­cil, the GAA, the First Re­spon­ders, the Church Liturgy Group, the Se­nior Cit­i­zens as well as the par­ents’ coun­cils of Der­ryquay and Blen­nerville. “It is hoped that the newly de­vel­oped room will gen­er­ate fur­ther com­mu­nity ac­tiv­ity and will be of spe­cial ben­e­fit to all fam­i­lies.”

All set for a win­ning af­ter­noon at the Mon­ster Bingo in aid of Cur­ra­heen Com­mu­nity Room in the KDYS on Sun­day were Susan O’Shea, June McAuliffe, Es­ther Bros­nan and Carol O’Shea.

Mary Scan­lon, Eleanor En­right and Mar­garet Walsh at the Mon­ster Bingo in aid of the Cur­ra­heen Com­mu­nity room ex­ten­sion on Sun­day last at the KDYS.

Joan Mo­ran, Mary Shana­han, Noreen Dunne and Liz Kel­li­her tak­ing part in the Cur­ra­heen Com­mu­nity Room Ex­ten­sion Fund bingo event at the KDYS.

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