Brewing up a storm
A number of coffee mornings in the Enniscorthy area brewed up plenty of support for hospices and homecare services last Thursday.
At the home of Peggy Carthy in Carrigabruce, Cherryorchard there was a steady stream of people popping in to support the day long event. Her brother Mick Butler said the day had been a great success and although the final figure hasn't been tallied they expect to raise about €1,000 for the Hospice Together.
'It went brilliantly', said Mick. 'There were plenty of people coming and going all day and people were very generous. In addition to people donating to the cause a lot of people baked cakes and buns so there were plenty of tasty treats on offer.'
Mary Martin in Ballybeg, Glenbrien held her first coffee morning for Hospice Together with Beweley's and she was delighted with how it turned out.
'It went really well. I haven't a final figure yet but I've already raised €300 and people have also told me that they will be making donations so the money is still coming in which is great. I was really happy with how it turned out.
Mary who said she can't bake at all said she had been blessed with donations of confectionery from her family, friends and neighbours.
Mernagh's pub in Oylegate also hosted a coffee morning which was very well supported by the local community with people digging deep to raise funds for the worthy cause.