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Monday 20 October 2014

Reaching out to the people most in need

Published 24/12/2013 | 05:42

Emma Dempsey and Anthony Sheehan at the fundraiser.

The staff of REACH Charity Shop were delighted with the level of support they received from the people of Wexford as they held a special Christmas fundraiser for 'It's good to Talk' in the Gaelic Bar recently.

The staff of REACH Charity Shop were delighted with the level of support they received from the people of Wexford as they held a special Christmas fundraiser for 'It's good to Talk' in the Gaelic Bar recently.

One of the organisers of the night, Tania Fenelon from REACH, said that the cause is particularly important at this time of year.

'This can be one of the toughest times of year for people who are struggling with depression,' she said. 'It's a very delicate time and that's why we decided to do this fundraiser.'

Those in attendance at The Gaelic Bar were treated to an evening of wonderful music and they enjoyed themselves while raising money and awareness for what is a worthy cause.

'It was a great night and we got a lot of good support,' said Tania. 'Local businesses have been very good to us and donated lots of prizes for the raffle and I'd like to thank The Gaelic Bar and the lads who played the music, as well as everyone who came for supporting us.'

The money raised by the night is still being tallied, however, Tania is hopeful they will be able to hand over a decent sum. She says that the REACH (React Early And Create Hope) charity shop in Henrietta Street has seen a lot of generosity in recent weeks. 'We're getting great support from the people of Wexford at what can be a difficult time of year for lots of people,' she said.

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