Huge support for Noel and Mary's fundraiser
Noel and Mary Power of Coolpark, Ferns, laid out the welcome mat recently as they hosted a tea party in the garden of their home for The Friends of Local People with MS. The pair decided to make use of their garden for a get-together and the sun was shining as they served up pot after pot of tea and delicious treats.
'We're delighted with the reception it got,' said Mary. 'We had a constant stream of people from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. and everybody was very generous.'
Mary's younger sister Valerie was diagnosed with MS at the age of 31 and it was for that reason that they picked Friends of Local People with MS as their charity. Mary and Noel had originally set themselves a target of raising between €800 and €900, but they were delighted to find that they have managed to raise nearly €2,000 for the cause.
'We were blown away by the amount we managed to raise,' said Mary. 'We had great help from our neighbours and friends and I'd like to thank everyone who came on the day and helped in any way towards making the event a success.'