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Thursday 21 November 2019

Zumba for Eppie Fund raises €1,760

A cheque for €1,760 was presented to South West Wexford Family Resource Centre from the zumbathon in Ramsgrange: Emma Fitzgerald, family support worker, Kate Doyle, student youth worker, and Ingrid Frost
A cheque for €1,760 was presented to South West Wexford Family Resource Centre from the zumbathon in Ramsgrange: Emma Fitzgerald, family support worker, Kate Doyle, student youth worker, and Ingrid Frost

The Epona Dawn Fund has been set up in memory of Eppie Frost (Epona Dawn) who died in July 2018.

Eppie loved Zumba so her mother, Ingrid, organised a community zumbathon to mark the first anniversary of her passing.

The zumbathon was a charity event, held in July, to raise funds in order to help other young people to engage in activities that could be beneficial to their mental health.

The money raised was presented to Fusion Youth Café at South West Wexford Family Resource Centre, and an event for 16-21 year olds will be held on October 29 at the café.

Many thanks go to Dara and Tadhg, Eppie's brothers, Eppie's boyfriend Sean, Cara McGrath for the great idea and Alina Sanina for helping her lead the Zumba, Nolan's Transport and Wallace's Wellingtonbridge for the donations of water and fruit, Shirley Doyle, Aine Kehoe, Lilian Devereux, Aoife O'Brien, Janice Frost, and staff at South West Wexford Family Resource Centre for their help and generosity.

Fusion Youth Services and South West Wexford Family Resource Centre hope to continue to add to the fund via fundraising and further the help on offer to local young people within the community.

Launched in September 2008, the Fusion Youth Café is an integral part of the community in Ramsgrange, offering a friendly, welcoming space for teenagers and young adults, and offering numerous events and services.

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