During the past week we attended two presentations to charity organisations.
The first was to the Kevin Bell Repatriation Fund and this was presented by Peter
McKenna. The McKenna family used the services of the Kevin Bell Trust to bring the
remains of Alice, Peter's mother, home from France for her funeral. As a result and
to show appreciation the family organised a Table Quiz, a Swim on Christmas Eve,
and a Run in Rossmore and other donations and raised a total of €6,900 for the Trust
and this was handed over to Kevin's father, Colin, in the Redboys. Present were Tom
Sherlock, Gerard Sherlock, Eamonn Hackett, Peter McMahon (undertaker who organised
the repatriation with the Kevin Bell Trust.) and Peter McKenna.
The second presentation, also held in the Redboys, was to North Monaghan Cancer Treatment
Support and this was accepted by Mary Jo Earley and Maeve Hackett. It was raised
and presented by Genie McKenna, Pullis, who wanted to assist with the great work
being done by the Cancer Support group, which provides transport for Cancer sufferers
to get to the place of treatment. Through donations and the proceeds of a very successful
Fun Quiz, Genei was able to present the group with €3,000.
While Colin Bell was in Emyvale he also met with John Sherry and Padraig Hughes who
were the main organisers for a fund-raising Lawn Mower push last year and presented
the proceeds to the Kevin Bell Trust.