MCS Student Council are running a Christmas Draw in aid of Cork Simon. The school has been supporting this worthy cause for many years and last year raised over €2,500. This year we hope to replicate this success and all students are selling lines and cards, 50c a line, €20 a card. There are fabulous prizes and a selection box for every completed card sold.
The draw will take place on Dec. 19th and you could be in with a chance for yummy prizes or some exquisite pottery pieces (pictured below) created for the occasion. We thank Teachers Barry Fraser and Chris Horan for alerting us to this wonderful annual praiseworthy project. Please support generously! (S.R.)
We thank Joan McCann of Ballinhassig for the following appeal.
As a retired teacher I have been going to the Gambia (in West Africa) for the last six years on a completely voluntary basis. During this time, as a group, we have held workshops to provide further training for groups of teachers, sometimes in areas that were very remote and very far inland. Bridget’s mother Philomen is one of those teachers. She is a very fine hardworking lady, doing her best to provide for her family, not an easy feat in Africa as teachers are very badly paid. Bridget’s father is an invalid, and Bridget is the eldest of three girls. She is just eighteen years old and had recently done very well in her state exams – despite her illness. Bridget is the family’s hope of some ease from the poverty they live in, because if she is educated she will help the others.
Bridget has been suffering for quite a while from juvenile scoliosis., and in recent times because it is so severe, her breathing is becoming dangerously restricted. She is very ill and very distressed and in need of surgery urgently. Because of the relationship she has built up with us, her mother Philomen has implored us to help to save her daughter – how could we refuse?.
After months of searching we have found a surgeon in Ghana who will perform the surgery – but the cost of surgery, after care etc will cost approximately Euro 25000.00.
My friend Margaret, who lives in Dublin and who is my working colleague in the Gambia, is striving diligently in Dublin to fundraise for this cause also.
I will be holding a coffee morning on November 30th at my home on Briar Hill from 10:30 to 12:30 and 2:30 to 4:30 and a ceili in the Marian Hall on January 7th for the same cause and a concert on January 21st also in the Marian Hall, Ballinhassig.
For further information I can be contacted at 087 9685484.
And here are some more pictures from the refreshingly uplifting occasion in Carriganima. [read more …] “Cheque Presentations to Hospitals Take Place at “The Pub” in Carriganima”
The Buckley Family in memory of John organised this very special event to help the most praiseworthy work of the Mercy Hospital and also to express thanks for the greatly appreciated care which had been provided. The magnificent setting of the area in Rathcoole where the Buckley Family reside may be seen in the following pictures. [read more …] “Very Successful Coffee Fundraising Day at Rathcoole for Mercy Hospital”
Updated: some photos and videos of the event have been added below:
[read more …] “Stretcher Race Today for Linda’s Magnificent Project in Sri Lanka”
Presentation of the Carriganima 2015 Walk/Run/Jog Cheques to Millstreet and Macroom Hospitals at 9.30 tonight (17th Oct. 2015) in The Pub Carriganima. We thank Jimmy Murphy for the reminder. (S.R.)
The Staff of The Holy Family N.S., Rathmore,
would like to sincerely thank all who supported their recent
Coffee Morning and Cake Sale in memory of the late
The total raised for Marymount Hospice & Cancer Care C.U.H Cancer Care is €4,100.00.
And now for a further 83 colourful pictures from the very special annual [read more …] “Very Successful Fancy Dress 2014 Event at Wallis Arms Hotel”
Sincere thanks was also expressed for Seán & Matthew of The Pub for making the venue so very welcoming for the occasion. Let’s observe some 24 more pictures from the uplifting occasion and we salute especially “the two kind gentlemen” from the organising committee who truly gave 150% of their time and skill to the overall inspiring project. It is quite likely that the final amount will have reached an amazing €7,500.00 – far beyond the original target of €5,000.00. All results of the various prizes will be on our website next week. All but all of the prizes have now been personally delivered by a most dedicated member of
[read more …] “Official Presentation of Marymount Fundraising Cheque”
Tonight (Friday, 24th Oct. 2014) is the true culmination of the dedicated fundraising project. It’s a night a celebrate the great kindness of the many generous people who contributed to the Marymount Ticket Project and a celebration also of the many who gave some truly excellent spot prizes. Canon John Fitzgerald, P.P., Millstreet will be celebrating a special Mass for all involved on Wednesday, 5th November 2014 at 10.00 a.m. in St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet. Do join us in Carriganima tonight if you get an opportunity. “The Group of Kind Gentlemen” who have coordinated this amazing project are so thrilled to have not only reached their intended target of some €5,000.00 but have gone well, well beyond. All will be revealed tonight! (S.R.)
The Coordinators of the Marymount Fundraising Project are enthusiastically bringing their great efforts to an uplifting conclusion for the next few days as the Grand Draw takes place in The Pub in Carriganima this Friday night. Details on Poster below. There will be a special Free Door Prize Draw on the night. The formal part of the night begins at 10.00 pm and the Grand Cheque will be presented later. All very welcome…and there will be some truly splendid music. (S.R.)