A huge fundraising effort will get under way soon to help send four local volunteers to Kenya on a mission to work with and improve the lives of abused and deprived children in that area of Eastern Africa.
It’s a path well trodden by locals. In February 2016 three local volunteers: Tina O’Mahony, Hannah Curtin and Charlie Farrelly reacted to an appeal for volunteers from the Ray of Sunshine Foundation – an organisation which had the avid support of the late radio and TV personality, Derek Davis.
Do Good for Someone
They are preparing to go out there again as volunteers and will be joined by a man whose ambition for years has been to do good for someone.
Maybe Willie Reidy doesn’t realise it but he’s been doing just that for years. He’s been a volunteer at the race meetings and horse fair days over many years. The proceeds from these always go to charity anyway.
Here’s a man getting an opportunity to realise a life-time ambition and a community with a chance to back him in realising it.
Help Needed with Fundraising
“I worked in England for years but I never went anywhere near Africa or that side of the world. For years I wanted to do some good for someone and I was always too busy trying to make a living,” said Willie.
“I nearly went with a few neighbours from Cordal about ten years ago but I couldn’t afford it. We have a whole year now to fund-raise and I’m looking forward to it now to tell you the truth.
“There will be a share of things on during the year to help with the fundraising and if anyone wants to help us with that we’d be delighted to hear from them,” Willie concluded.
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