PEGGY AND Tom Cooper celebrated 50 years of marriage recently at the Esplanade Hotel surrounded by their family and friends.
Rather than receive gifts on the night, the couple asked their guests to support Carmona National School for children with special needs.
They raised €1,500 towards the cause and couldn't have been prouder of the achievement. 'I was very happy to lodge that bank draft,' said Peggy.
The James Everett Park couple were joined by their children Thomas and Paula with Sandra and Alan, as well as granddaughter Alex, who goes to Carmona, as well as Abbey and Jack.
Extended family, friends and neighbours also came along and over 100 guests enjoyed a fantastic party in the ballroom of the Esplanade.
It was a wonderful evening, with entertainment provided by DJ Ger Fitzsimons.