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Sunday 22 April 2018

CWCW benefits from Bree hunt

Bree Hunt cheque presentation to the Parents & Friends of St. Anthony’s Unit. Back: Jim Mernagh, Nick Doyle, Annette Fenlon, Jay Bowe and Johnny Byrne. Front: Monique Crean, Patsy Morissey, Lena Byrne and Nellie Doyle. (Missing is Madge McDonald)
Bree Hunt cheque presentation to the Parents & Friends of St. Anthony’s Unit. Back: Jim Mernagh, Nick Doyle, Annette Fenlon, Jay Bowe and Johnny Byrne. Front: Monique Crean, Patsy Morissey, Lena Byrne and Nellie Doyle. (Missing is Madge McDonald)

Members of the Bree Hunt were delighted to show their appreciation for the wonderful work done at the County Wexford Community Workshop in Bellefield last week as they handed over a cheque for €3,800.

The money is the proceeds from a successful St Stephen's Day Hunt which saw a great crowd of people from right across the district taking part. A wonderful tradition, the annual Stephen's Day hunt has become a real highlight on the winter calendar over the years and has become an important fundraiser for CWCW.

While numbers were said to be slightly down this year, some opting to remain in the festive warmth of their homes, the hunt still saw a great attendance and there was a great atmosphere on the day.

Afterwards, there was a wonderful reception in the warmth of Doyle's of The Still and a great evening was had by everyone involved as they enjoyed some well-earned food and a few drinks.

The event is a great social occasion and every year, the hunt donates any money raised to The Friends of St Anthony's Unit at the CWCW. The unit does trojan work in the local community, helping people with all different kinds of disabilities to achieve their full potential and providing a warm and caring environment in which they can thrive.

Patsy Morrissey of Friends of St Anthony's Unit CWCW, said that they were absolutely delighted, once again, with the gesture from the Bree Hunt and that the money would go a long way towards helping with their cause.

'It's an annual thing that they do for us every year,' he explained. 'We are extremely grateful to everyone involved for all their hard work. We'd like to thank, in particular, those who donated prizes on the day and those who helped out with the food, as well as everyone who contributed in any way. The money will be put to good use now and we've already done things like purchase new furniture for the unit and we've also purchased a second hand bus which will be of great use for outings. We've had wonderful support and it is very much appreciated.'

Enniscorthy Guardian

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