Bake n' sale in aid of ABACUS
Published 11/12/2013 | 05:28
EMPLOYEES at Coca-Cola raised €4,000 for the ABACAS School for Children with Autism at the their Thanksgiving Bake Sale & Raffle.
From cupcakes to cookies to a classic Victoria sponge, it was a simple way to raise dough (pardon the pun) for such a worthy organization.
Guest speaker, Jacinta Walsh, a founding member and parent from the school, presented a compelling insight into the services Abacas school provides for children with autism. From classes for youth groups, to family and sibling support, this school really is one of a kind. Jacinta said 'I am so delighted for the school to be supported by the Coca-Cola Thanksgiving bake sale & raffle this year, and thrilled to have the opportunity to share the history of Abacas School, as well as the wide variety of work that we do for children with Autism, with Coca-Cola employees.
The Cola Chorus Choir led by Maureen Maye and accompanied by Nikos on key board set a celebratory tone for this Thanksgiving fundraiser. Managers from business units across Europe, visiting Southgate were treated to 'Danny Boy.' Jack Gogarty, Director, Regional Finance Centre at Coca-Cola International Services thanked all those involved in making the event such a success including Sodexo, the organising team, the bakers and chutney makers and of course all those who bought cakes and raffle tickets.
He also thanked all of the local shops who provided beautiful gifts for the Monster Raffle draw that was held on the day. South Gate Barbers, the d Hotel, Amergin Artists, Relish Café, South Gate florist, The Green Man Barber, Dunnes Stores, Connor's butcher, Bia Café, River Lane Gifts and the Town Centre Pharmacy as well as Restore My Old Photo. Their generosity was a great boost to this charity fund-raiser.