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Thursday 30 October 2014

Coca-cola coffee morning collects €3,800 for refuge

Published 12/12/2012 | 11:33

Carrie Cowan (centre) from Drogheda Women's Refuge with Owen Desmond and Aoife Foran of Coca Cola at the recent coffee morning in the Southgate offices.

A HIGHLY successful fundraising coffee morning was organised by the employees of Coca-Cola International Services, to raise funds and awareness for the Drogheda Women's and Children's Refuge.

The event was held in the Coca- Cola offices, at Southgate where associates contributed generously to the cause by donating cakes and buying raffle tickets. The coffee morning raised over €3,800, overall.

A huge amount of effort was put into the organisation of the event by the fundraising committee which was fronted by Aoife Foran, Linda Cross and Elaine Grennan of Coca- Cola. A conference-room in Coca- Cola International Services was transformed into a boutique-style café, with fairy lights, floral table cloths and dainty cupcakes on display on every table.

Carrie Cowan, co-founder of the Drogheda Women's and Children's Refuge spoke of her gratitude for the fundraising campaign as she addressed the room after some Christmas caroling by the Coca- Cola Choir.

Carrie spoke about the hard work that is done at the refuge and the services that they offer. She also briefly touched on the devastating domestic abuse that so many women and families are inflicted with on a daily basis.

A special thanks is due to The Brown Hound, Bryanstown, The Value Centre Cash and Carry, Donore Road, Southgate Florist and Relish Café at Southgate who all kindly donated spot prizes for the raffle.

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