Over €3,000 raised at Halfway's fundraiser

Published 27/08/2013 | 07:43

Catherine Kavanagh, Mary Skelton, John Foley and Mary Breen and (RIGHT) James Breen and Brandon Kavanagh at the fundraiser.

THOSE who attended the barbeque for the Alzheimers Society of Ireland at The Halfway House, near Bunclody, last week, were set two head-scratching challenges: what was the make and model of a crushed car sitting at the back of the pub?; and how long would another car parked there run without water or oil?

In the end, Marie Doyle correctly guessed the crushed car was an Opel Corsa, while Marie Byrne correctly guessed that the other car would run for 42 minutes before giving up.

Organisers John Foley and Pat Skelton were delighted to report that around 300 people turned up for the lip licking barbeque of sausages, burgers, chips and nuggets prepared by Mary Skelton, Monica Murphy, Angela Brennan and various other helpers.

Music by Seamus Long greatly added to the atmosphere, and a big thank you was sent to proprietor Tom Murphy and his team for all their work on the day.

With face painting, a bouncy castle, and an auction in the evening, there was fun for all the family, and over €3,000 was raised for the very good cause.

Thanks were sent to all who helped on the day, including the chefs, the volunteers, the sponsors of spot prizes and auction items, Seamus Long for donating his services, and all who attended.

This was the first time this event was held for the charity and it proved so successful, they hope to do it all again next year.

The organisers will run another event for the Alzheimer's Society on Sunday, September 22. A Vintage Road Run will leave the Millrace Hotel, Bunclody at 12.30 p.m. and all are welcome. Contact Pat on 087 2504383 for a sponsorship card.

Enniscorthy Guardian

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