Wednesday 19 December 2018

Red Hurley sings again for Irish Kidney Association

Portmarnock Singers in full flight
Portmarnock Singers in full flight
Volunteers enjoyed the night of entertainment in Portmarnock

Popular Irish crooner, Red Hurley made a regular trip to Portmarnock recently to support a local woman's continuing efforts to raise awareness and cash for the Irish Kidney Association.

Ann Burke has been raising money for the association for years and has more reasons than most to value the charity's work as her son Conor and daughter Claire have both received kidney transplants. She has been ably supported in all of her fundraising efforts by Ireland's legendary crooner and personal friend, Red Hurley who stepped up to the plate once again recently hosting an evening of fantastic entertainment at St Ann's Church in Portmarnock.

Ann decided to start fundraising for the Irish Kidney Association a decade ago after her son Conor (42) received a kidney transplant. Her daughter Claire (29) also received a transplant. She has previously told the Fingal Independent that events like this one are important not only to raise funds for the Irish Kidney Association but also to raise awareness about organ donation.

Ann and her volunteer helpers hand out donor information and donor cards at the charity events she runs.

Big thanks goes out to everyone who came along on the night and supported this great event and to all the brilliant performers who took part, especially Red himself.

Fingal Independent