A HUMAN chain, linked hand-tohand, could be spread across the Square come the first weekend of November, but your help is needed!
This spectacle is going to be the cornerstone of a huge fundraising weekend for Alzheimer's services in Listowel and north Kerry which brings sufferers to the Listowel Family Resource for hot meals and morning tea twice a week.
The weekend will also support the north Kerry Alzheimer's Carers' Support Group, which also meet at the Family Resource Centre. It is being organised by local man Bernie O'Connor who works closely with the centre in the area of Alzheimer's support.
Starting on Friday, November 2 next, the weekend will call on everyone in the town to get down to the Square and join hands in support of this vital service. "The weekend will start by giving people of the locality the opportunity to lend a hand in aid of Alzheimers' by joining hands across the Square," Community Development Co-ordinator at the centre Bridie Mulvihill explained.
"We're delighted with Bernie's organisation of the whole thing as it makes such a huge difference to our services in the area. We receive absolutely no funding for our Alzheimer's resources and we usually fund it all through initiatives like bag-packing."
The weekend is likely to strike a massive chord with people given how many families the disease affects. And it won't be all standing around holding hands as Bernie O'Connor and friends take to the St John's stage on Saturday, November 3, at 8pm. Bernie's friends include the stunning O'Neill sisters from Causeway who captured the hearts of many Listowel people during their recent concert wrapping up the Harvest Festival.