Saturday 24 August 2019

Busking makes its return to Gorey

The Busking Gorey in action outside French's
The Busking Gorey in action outside French's

Cathy Lee

The Busking Gorey fundraiser makes its highly awaited return to the streets of Gorey this year on Saturday next, August 10, for a celebration of music.

Starting from 2.30 p.m. until late outside French's bar and tavern, all money raised during the day will go to the night nursing service provided by the Irish Cancer Society.

'It's a bit of a tradition now, we have been going for over 30 years. We are not going to change the world but it's a great bit of fun for a good cause,' said one of the buskers, Gerry Lennon. 'Everyone is welcome to come along and we are open to every musician who wants to take part. We used to run this as part of the old festival, it's great to see so many people turn out to listen and we are lucky that Jim French is always very supportive,' he said.

Last year, the charity in focus was St Aidan's Day Care Centre and previously the Jack and Jill Foundation, but this time funds will be raised for the night nurse service of the Irish Cancer Society.

'It's a really great cause which is funded entirely by public donation,' said Gerry.

Night nurses provide end of life care for cancer patients and their families in their own home, and they can provide that extra support during what can be a very difficult and anxious time.

Gorey Guardian