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Tuesday 21 May 2019

Hope Centre presented with cheques

Mary O’Neill, Ellen Walsh, Janet Rothwell, Denise McDonald, Rose Clare, Sean McCarthy, Mynie Leech and Sophie and Alfie presenting a cheque for €2,630 to the Hope Centre
Mary O’Neill, Ellen Walsh, Janet Rothwell, Denise McDonald, Rose Clare, Sean McCarthy, Mynie Leech and Sophie and Alfie presenting a cheque for €2,630 to the Hope Centre

Brendan Keane

The Hope Centre in Enniscorthy was presented with two cheques recently totalling €5,130 which will be used to enable the organisation to continue carrying out its invaluable service to the people of Co Wexford.

The first cheque, for €2,500, was raised through a fundraising entertainment night in Dawson's Bar.

The event was very well supported and the organisers were delighted that it raised so much money for the centre.

That cheque was presented to Frank Hughes, representing the centre, by Peter Clince and Clodagh Martin.

The second cheque, for €2,630, was raised through by the Killegney & Rossdroit Central Fund through a fundraising fashion show held in the Riverside Park Hotel.

That event was also very well supported - much to the delight of the organisers - and the cheque was presented to representatives of the centre by the committee members.

The presentations coincided with this year's Hope & Dream 10 event in Enniscorthy which attracted a record crowd of 2,440 participants.

The overall amount of money raised for the Hope Centre since the event began in 2012 also topped the €1m mark this year.

The amount raised through this year's event will be revealed in the coming weeks.

The success of all of the fundraising events highlighted the enormous regard for the Hope Centre within Enniscorthy and also across the county.

One of the Hope & Dream 10 organisers, Michael Jordan, highlighted that point when speaking to this newspaper.

He also complimented everyone who supported the event for making it 'a perfect day'.

'We couldn't have hoped for better weather and the number of people who took part was just incredible,' he added.

There's a great buzz around the event and Mr Jordan said that's one of the reasons why many people participate in it repeatedly.

The money raised will go towards the Hope Cancer Support centre and Wexford Hospice.

Enniscorthy Guardian

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