Cork Simon Need Our Help! Millstreet Community School Christmas Project 2016 – Draw to Take Place on Monday 19th Dec.

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.)

Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)
Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

Fundraising for Bridget’s Medical Procedure in Ghana

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.

Cheque Presentations to Hospitals Take Place at “The Pub” in Carriganima

Two very impressive cheques of €1050.00 were presented to Millstreet and Macroom Community Hospitals at "The Pub" in Carriganima on Saturday, 8th Oct. 2016 - the wonderfully fruitful result of the fourth annual Walk/Run/Jog held recently which was officially started by Cork Rose, Denise Collins and Liam Roche. It is Jimmy Murphy (pictured below) and his superb Committee must take great credit for organising such a splendid praiseworthy event which is becoming an annual Autumn tradition in Carriganima. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
Two very impressive cheques of €1050.00 were presented to Millstreet and Macroom Community Hospitals at “The Pub” in Carriganima on Saturday, 8th Oct. 2016 – the wonderfully fruitful result of the fourth annual Walk/Run/Jog held recently which was officially started by Cork Rose, Denise Collins and Liam Roche. It is Jimmy Murphy (pictured below) and his superb Committee who must take great credit for organising such a splendid praiseworthy event which is fast becoming an annual Autumn tradition in Carriganima. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

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1carriganima-cheques-2016-60010carriganima-cheques-2016-60014carriganima-cheques-2016-600And 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”

Magnificent Cheque Presented in Shanballymore In Support of CUH

A truly magnificent cheque for €18,483.00 - the resulted of a wonderful series of fund-raising projects for the Margaret Murphy Memorial Fund - was presented to Dr. Deirdre O'Mahony of the Oncology Dept of CUH by Family of John Murphy at a most impressive function in the Corner House Bar at Shanballymore on Sat. 3rd Sept. 2016. Seated from left: John Murphy (husband of the late Margaret), Dr. Deirdre O'Mahony and Anne Mullane (sister of Margaret). Back row from left: Brian, Fiona and Shane (Family of John and the late Margaret), Donal and Martin Curtin (brothers of the late Margaret). Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)
A truly magnificent cheque for €18,483.00 – the result of a wonderful series of fund-raising projects for the Margaret Murphy Memorial Fund – was presented to Dr. Deirdre O’Mahony of the Oncology Dept. of CUH by the Family of John Murphy at a most impressive function in the Corner House Bar at Shanballymore on Sat. 3rd Sept. 2016. Seated from left: John Murphy (husband of the late Margaret), Dr. Deirdre O’Mahony and Anne Mullane (sister of Margaret). Back row from left: Brian, Fiona and Shane (Family of John and the late Margaret), Donal and Martin Curtin (brothers of the late Margaret). One of the fundraising functions was held some months ago at the Sandpit House Bar and raised some €2,000.00 for the praiseworthy fund.  Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

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Very Successful Coffee Fundraising Day at Rathcoole for Mercy Hospital

A constant flow of visitors in support of Cork's Mercy Hospital Cancer Research Fund called to the wonderfully welcoming home of Mary Buckley and Family at Laught, Rathcoole on Monday, 2nd May 2016. Throughout the day from 10 a.m. until well after 6.00 p.m. so may groups of people called. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
A constant flow of visitors in support of Cork’s Mercy Hospital Cancer Research Fund called to the wonderfully welcoming home of Mary Buckley and Family at Laught, Rathcoole on Monday, 2nd May 2016. Throughout the day from 10 a.m. until well after 6.00 p.m. so many groups of people called. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

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Stretcher Race Today for Linda’s Magnificent Project in Sri Lanka

The wonderfully creative advertisement for today's much anticipated event at "The Bush Bar" Millstreet in aid of Linda O'Mahony's inspiring volunteering work abroad in April 2016. Every success. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
Artist Supreme, Brian O’Leary‘s wonderfully creative promotion for today’s much anticipated event at “The Bush Bar” Millstreet in aid of Linda O’Mahony’s inspiring volunteering work abroad in 2016. Every success. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

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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”

James Winters of Kanturk Successfully Completes the Marathon Des Sables

Sincere congratulations to James on so very successfully completing such a difficult Marathon and in doing so has assisted such praiseworthy causes.  Click on the image to enlarge.  (S.R.)
Sincere congratulations to James on so very successfully completing such a difficult Marathon and in doing so has assisted such praiseworthy causes (James raised funds for three charities, Kanturk Community Hospital – where his dad has been cared for over the past seven years; Millstreet Community Hospital, where his aunt was looked after incredibly well in 2014 prior to passing due to cancer, and the Irish Cancer Society). Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

[read more …] “James Winters of Kanturk Successfully Completes the Marathon Des Sables”

Rathmore’s Marian Players Present €17K to Kerry Parents & Friends Association

Eilish Coakley on behalf of Rathmore's Marian Players presented a hugely impressive cheque for €17,000.00 - the result of this year's "Little Red Riding Hood" 2015  Pantomime - to Kerry Parents and Friends Association following the  final presentation of the magnificent Show in Rathmore Community Centre on Monday night.   Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)
Eilish Coakley on behalf of Rathmore’s Marian Players presented a hugely impressive cheque for €17,000.00 – the result of this year’s “Little Red Riding Hood” 2015 Pantomime – to Jim Sheehy of Kerry Parents and Friends Association following the final presentation of the magnificent Show in Rathmore Community Centre on Monday night.  A full feature with lots more pictures will follow later in the week.  Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

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Presentation of Impressive Cheque to COPE Foundation at Dromtariffe

A most impressive cheque of €3,500.00 was presented to COPE Foundation on Monday night by the Dromtariffe Parents & Friends of COPE Foundation.  (Names details later).  Following two interesting addresses very welcome refreshments were served by the dedicated Coordinating Group.  Click on the image to enlarge.  (S.R.)
A most impressive cheque of €3,500.00 was presented to COPE Foundation, Cork on Monday night at Dromtariffe Community Centre by the Dromtariffe Parents & Friends of COPE Foundation. (Names details later). Following two interesting addresses very welcome refreshments were served by the dedicated Coordinating Group.   Click on the image to enlarge.   (S.R.)

Very Successful Fundraising Event at Rathmore Much Appreciated

THANK YOU.

 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

Helena Herlihy.

The total raised for Marymount Hospice & Cancer Care C.U.H Cancer Care is €4,100.00.

Very Successful Fancy Dress 2014 Event at Wallis Arms Hotel

Before we share the uplifting news of the presentation of not just one but two substantial cheques to the richly deserving cause last night in the Wallis Arms Hotel we look back at the superb Fancy Dress Party on Saturday, 25th Oct. 2014.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)
Before we share the uplifting news of the presentation of not just one but two substantial cheques to the richly deserving cause last night in the Wallis Arms Hotel we look back at the superb Fancy Dress Party on Saturday, 25th Oct. 2014…the historic evening on which Millstreet Junior A Footballers with Michael Vaughan as Captain (seen below) won the County Championship in Cork.  Above we note the First Prize Winner (on left) on the night being presented with his prize by John Kelleher, Aubane.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

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Official Presentation of Marymount Fundraising Cheque

The official presentation of the Marymount Fundraising Cheque took place in The Pub, Carriganima on Friday, 24th October 2014.  Carmel Ryan who accepted the very impressive cheque on behalf of The Friends of Marymount Hospice expressed her sincere thanks for the €6,523.22 (further increased by €650.00 from Pub donations on the night).  "Back on Track" provided superb musical entertainment on the night.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)
The official presentation of the Marymount Fundraising Cheque took place in The Pub, Carriganima on Friday, 24th October 2014. Carmel Ryan who accepted the very impressive cheque on behalf of The Friends of Marymount Hospice expressed her sincere thanks for the €6,523.22 (further increased by €650.00 from Pub donations on the night). “Back on Track” provided superb musical entertainment on the night. Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

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[read more …] “Official Presentation of Marymount Fundraising Cheque”

Tonight is the Night for the Superb Marymount Draw in Carriganima

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.    1Marymount Draw 2014 Prizes -800 (S.R.)

Louise Morrissey Expresses Sincere Thanks for Fundraising

Celebrity Singer, Louise Morrissey expressed her sincere thanks for the €1,000.00 fundraised by William Fitzgerald and his dedicated team for the "Bring Jamie Home" project.  At the presentation in the Gleneagle Hotel, Killarney on 28th October 2014 - from left: Barry O'Halloran and William Fitzgerald from Cork Music Station with Louise accepting the Fund on behalf of the Morrissey Family.  Jamie is now back in Ireland to continue recovery.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)
Celebrity Singer, Louise Morrissey expressed her sincere thanks for the €1,000.00 fundraised by William Fitzgerald and his dedicated team for the “Bring Jamey Home” project. At the presentation in the Gleneagle Hotel, Killarney on 28th September 2014 – from left: Barry O’Halloran and William Fitzgerald from Cork Music Station with Louise accepting the Fund on behalf of the Morrissey Family. Jamie is now back in Ireland to continue recovery. Click on the images to enlarge.   (S.R.)

Louise accepting cheque following fundraising project

The Friends of Mallow Hospital Express Sincere Thanks for a Very Successful Collection in Millstreet

Sincere thanks to everyone who so very generously contributed to the recent church gate collection in Millstreet in aid of The Friends of Mallow Hospital. Many thanks also to those who stood so loyally for the collections. The amount collected was €1,566.32.  (S.R.)

Wonderful Response to Bewley’s Coffee Morning for Marymount Hospice

Mary Fitzgerald (standing 2nd from left) and her dedicated team were delighted with the wonderful response to Bewley's Coffee Morning for Marymount Hospice held this Thursday morning at Millstreet GAA Community Hall.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)
Mary Fitzgerald (standing second from left) and her dedicated team were delighted with the wonderful response to Bewley’s Coffee Morning for Marymount Hospice held this Thursday morning at Millstreet GAA Community Hall.   Click on the images to enlarge.   (S.R.)

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