Thousands raised for HOPE Centre


Published 13/11/2012 | 12:39

Members of the Byrne family present a cheque for almost €3,000 to Ann Marsh and Margo Kehoe of the HOPE Centre.

HUNDREDS of cups of tea and coffee, and cakes went into amassing the impressive cheque for €2,978.34, which was presented to the HOPE Centre in Enniscorthy recently.

The Byrne families from St. Moling's Terrace in Camolin were overwhelmed at the response to their coffee morning and cake sale held in Camolin recently. A steady stream of well wishers attended the event between 9.30 a.m. and 12 noon on the Sunday morning, and they sold every last cake, brack, and bun. 'We were absolutely delighted with the response,' said Elaine Byrne. 'We didn't expect anything like it. We thought we'd raise maybe €300 or €400, and €500 would be great, but we really didn't expect to get almost €3,000. People were so generous.'

'A phenomenal number of people turned up. People came from all over Wexford. They came because it was for the HOPE Centre,' she added. ' Between what came in on the day, and the donations that came in before and afterwards, it was just phenomenal.'

Their thanks went to all who supported the event, all who helped out, those who donated cakes, bracks and prizes for the raffle, and gave financial donations. They thanked their families, friends, neighbours and local businesses, as well as the committee of Camolin Hall.

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