Thursday 20 June 2019

Drink tea for MND

Francis Carroll

Next Sunday Dundalk people can 'drink tea for MND' while sampling some delicious baking from around the world.

Over the past while Caroline Halpenny from St. Clement's Park has been busy getting everything ready ahead of the big day in the San Benedetto shop and deli on the Point Road.

Five members of Caroline's family, including her grandmother and aunts, have died from Motor Neurone Disease.

'Motor Neurone Disease has no borders. It is the cruellest disease I have ever seen. There is no cure,' says Caroline.

So, despite not enjoying the best of health herself, she decided to do something.

'I approached my local shop on the Point Road and they kindly offered the shop and space outside for seats. They are also making some Italian cakes.'

The international cake theme is enhanced by Marianna Muromskaja, a friend of Caroline's, who is from Estonia, doing some baking as well.

'My son's girlfriend is from Japan, and she is going to bake some Japanese treats,' Caroline added

Also helping out is Caroline's friend, Audrey Fergus, who lost an aunt to the disease.

'Hopefully, the weather will be good and we will have a big crowd. A signed Dundalk FC jersey will be raffled,' said Audrey.

It all gets underway from 2pm on Sunday next, 9 June. All money raised goes to the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association.

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