Tuesday 20 March 2018

Fishermen help Rory's recovery

Winning bidder Simon Keating with auctioneer Pat Kent and Andrew Duffin
Winning bidder Simon Keating with auctioneer Pat Kent and Andrew Duffin
Erin Molloy and Adrian Browne
Milo Nolan
Stephen, Bobby, Eve and Paula Colfer
Alice Molloy and Pauline Sinnott
Kelsie Whelan and Cora Colfer
John Wickham
Lisa Conway and Libby Sutton

Esther Hayden

There was a fun filled fundraiser in Droopy's Bar in Fethard recently in aid of Rory's Road to Recovery.

The community turned out in force to raise as much money as possible for local lad Rory Whelan and thanks were extended to the local fishermen and local businesses who gave so generously to the cause.

On the day there was seafood and fish of all varieties including lobsters, crab, monk and scallops as well as burgers.

There were also plenty of family friendly activities including bouncing castles, face painting and games along with live music all day.

For those that couldn't make the festival there had been an opportunity to purchase a ticket in advance to be in with the chance of getting your house painted and this raised a total of €1,000.

Also auctioned off on the day was signed Wexford jersey, hurl and sliothar which were auctioned off by Pat Kent and sold to the highest bidder, Simon Keating.

Overall the fisherman's festival raised a total of €5,500 for Rory's Road to Recovery which organisers said exceeded their expectations and wouldn't have been possible without the support of the local community and businesses.

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