Ballyduff comes together for sick kids

Enjoying their coffee at the Bud Family Resource in Ballyduff on Friday were Theresa Meehan, Elizabeth O’Grady and Vanessa Meehan
Enjoying their coffee at the Bud Family Resource in Ballyduff on Friday were Theresa Meehan, Elizabeth O’Grady and Vanessa Meehan
Catherine Carey, Marie Lucid, Katie McCabe, Anthony O’ Carroll, Mags Enright and Rory Phelan enjoying the ‘SOFT’ charity coffee morning at the Buds Family Resource Centre on Friday morning. Photo: Joe Hanley
Killian Boyle pours a cuppa tea for James Harrington and Audrey Ryan at the Bud Family Resource Centre charity coffee morning to help raise funds for the charity, ‘SOFT’.
Caoilfhoinn, Kerrie and Shari enjoying their coffee morning at the Bud Family Resource Centre in Ballyduff, which was to raise funds for the charity “SOFT”.

Fergus Dennehy

Buds Family Resource Centre in Ballyduff was abuzz with activity last Friday morning as organisers opened the doors for a coffee morning in aid of the charity 'SOFT Ireland'.

It was a hugely successful morning all around as close to €1,500 was raised for the charity at the time of writing. Aside from the fantastic coffees, teas and abundance of sweet treats on offer, the addition of a raffle and plenty of spot prizes only added to the excitement of the day. The arrival of very special guest Michael D Higgins - in form of a tea cosy, that is - was another added boost to the morning.

"On behalf of all the gang in Bud's today, we were delighted with the turn out for the coffee morning for SOFT. A huge thank you to all those who baked, cooked and donated on the day," said Buds Ballyduff. 

"It was a massive amount of money collected for a very worthy cause for a wonderful volunteer in Vanessa, who was supported in her home parish."

The Support Organisation for Trisomy (SOFT), it is a voluntary group dedicated to providing support for families of children born with Patau's Syndrome (Trisomy 13), Edwards' Syndrome (Trisomy 18) and related chromosomal disorders. Support is provided during prenatal diagnosis, during the child's life and after a child's passing.

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