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Wednesday 21 November 2018

Tying the knot for a good cause

‘Fr’ Jim Donohoe with the happy couple, Hannah O’Neill and Mark Keenan, Miss Iceland, Cody Sibley and ‘Rev’ Tina Fortune
‘Fr’ Jim Donohoe with the happy couple, Hannah O’Neill and Mark Keenan, Miss Iceland, Cody Sibley and ‘Rev’ Tina Fortune

Brendan Keane

A wedding with a difference took place in Breen's Bar, Gorey, to raise money for St Aidan's Services.

The mock matrimonial event was organised by Cody Sibley who is one of the 12 contestants in this year's St Aidan's Rose competition which is being organised to raise money for the organisation.

During the wedding the 'bride and groom', Hannah O'Neill and Mark Keenan were 'married' by the 'Rev' Tina Fortune.

It was a thoroughly enjoyable event with the large crowd attending having a great night out.

Speaking to this newspaper Ms Sibley said her mother works as a care worker in St Aidan's and she is fully aware of the ongoing efforts everyone involved with the centre does in raising money.

'I decided I wanted to try and do something and when we had a meeting in St Aidan's about the Rose competition someone said a person had carried out a mock wedding around three years ago and I just thought it was a great idea,' said Ms Sibley.

Each of the 12 Rose contestants are carrying out their own fundraising event and it will all culminate in a grand final in the Amber Springs Hotel on November 17.

In addition to them respectively raising money for the centre the overall winner will take home €1,000.

'St Aidan's is such a good service and they rely on fundraising events,' said Ms Sibley.

'They do such good work around the town and so many people rely on them that I thought it would be nice to get involved and help.'

In addition to money raised through their fundraising events the contestants are also relying on a public vote with the text cost of €1 going directly to St Aidan's Services.

To vote for Ms Sibley text text 57003 to Rose103.

Gorey Guardian

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