IN an effort to help the needy this Christmas, management and staff at Kenneally & Murphy Architectural & Engineering Services in Abbeyfeale are hosting a coffee morning this Friday, December 14, in aid of the St Vincent de Paul in Abbeyfeale and Newcastle West.
As well as enjoying a cuppa and some home baking, anyone who makes a donation will be entered into a free draw for a variety of prizes. Representatives of St Vincent de Paul will be in attendance for the event, which takes place at the Main Street office between 10am and noon.
According to the SVP in Abbeyfeale, many families are struggling at this time of year so all contributions will be greatly appreciated
"We have a lot of new poor, especially since the recession has begun. Our funds are down but there are more and more people needing assistance in these times," a spokesperson said.
Also contributing to the cause on Friday will be Marguerite's Bakery (Abbeyfeale and Newcastle West) and local woman Sheila Nix who are providing the home baking. A number of businesses have also come on board to donate prizes. As a gesture of goodwill, Kevin Kenneally and his staff will be on hand to give free advice on questions to do with architectural or engineering matters.
Meanwhile, anyone who wishes to contact the St Vincent de Paul can do so in Abbeyfeale by way of a letter through the Parish Office or by leaving a message on 087 1213560 . You can contact the Newcastle West branch of St Vincent de Paul on 085 2103555 . Every individual is treated with the strictest of confidence.