Two charities benefit from staff table quiz

THE staff of several business at Manor West Retail Park who joined forces to raise money for two local charities before Christmas have gathered the takings, added it up and last week handed it out to some deserving charities.

A staff table quiz was held on December 3 at the Manor West Hotel in aid of Enable Ireland and Kerry Palliative Care Unit with a large crowd of workers from various stores coming along to test their brains and do their bit for charity. €800 was raised on the night and this was split equally between the two charities.

"Both Enable Ireland and Kerry Palliative Care Unit are central charities within our community. We felt that any donation towards them would be a help in getting the future help and assistance that both charities need. We are delighted that the staff here at Manor West took part in the table quiz and it's great to see them so enthusiastic about coming together on this initiative and helping really worthy Kerry charities at the same time," said Manor West Manager Derek Rusk.

Ted Moynihan of Kerry Palliative Care Unit thanked the workers in Manor West for their help.

"I would like to thank all who got involved with the table quiz at Manor West. It is through their efforts and others in the community that we are able to continue to provide our services and care, assisting the elderly in our community," he said.

Seán Scally who received the cheque on behalf of Enable Ireland said the donation means a lot to the charity and the funds collected will go towards helping several disabled people in the local community.