Thursday 20 June 2019

Communities show their caring nature

Bunclody Home Care Cancer Group pictured at the start of their annual Walk in the Market Square, Bunclody
Bunclody Home Care Cancer Group pictured at the start of their annual Walk in the Market Square, Bunclody

Brendan Keane

The caring nature of people throughout the Enniscorthy town and district area was highlighted in exemplary fashion recently when two fundraising events were held to raise money for cancer support.

The Bunclody Home care cancer group held a walk from Market Square, Bunclody which was very well supported.

The walk is an annual event that is always popular within the community.

The group is also actively involved in the annual Daffodil Day collections which raise money of the Irish Cancer Society.

The annual walk is a leisurely event that usually lasts about an hour and the money is raised through sponsorship.

The group members are very appreciative of the people who give their support to them each year with their fundraising initiatives.

The community in Marshalstown also held a fundraising event for cancer support.

They raised money for the Hope Centre in Enniscorthy through a social dancing event in the local community hall.

The organisers of the dance were delighted that it raised €625 for the centre.

The social dancing event was organised by Ger Nolan, Pearl Kinsella, John Ormonde and Kit Kinsella.

They were delighted to present the money to Geraldine Sutcliffe, from the Hope Centre.

Also present at the presentation was the Marshalstown Community Centre manager, Pat Kehoe, and the facility's secretary, Jacinta Blaney.

Ms Sutcliffe was very happy to accept the cheque on behalf of the Hope Centre and said the money will be put to very good use.

The Hope Centre in Enniscorthy is one of the most respected community support facilities in the south east region .

While catering predominantly for people affected by cancer throughout Co Wexford the centre has clients from all over the south east region who avail of its wide range of services.

The centre was set up in 1999 by a group of people who were affected by cancer and who recognised there was a need for such a service.

Enniscorthy Guardian