The local community has come out in force to support little Lucy Wall, the Bridgetown infant who was born with severe brain damage and cerebral palsy and has since developed scoliosis.
With parents Elaine Smith and Darren Wall needing €90,000 to adapt their home and ensure 18-month-old Lucy receives optimum care, the Killinick Harriers Hunt Club organised a hunt and auction on behalf of the family.
The €12,645 raised by the event was just one of several acts of kindness from local organisations. A benefit night for Lucy raised a further €7,885, while Rathangan National School and Mayglass National School donated €1,050 and €1,000 respectively.
Describing themselves as 'overwhelmed' by the support they have received so far, Elaine and Darren said, 'We would like to thank the Killinick Harriers Hunt Club, the landowners for the use of their land, the auction's prize sponsors for their generous prizes, everyone who donated and sponsored the day and night, and Rathangan Bar for hosting the auction.
'We would also like to thank all the organisers and sponsors of the Benefit Night, the schools and all the kind donations on the Gofundme page and all other generous donations. We don't know how to thank everyone enough; it means so much to us,' they said.