‘Sera Husky’ Centre to Benefit from Castleisland Charity Lights

Santa arrived on a flying visit to the Horans at No. 31 Cahereens West in Castleisland on Friday night for the switching on of their charity Christmas Lights. He is pictured here with: Joan (left) and Jack (front) and Siobhán (right) with Sera Husky and Animal Rescue Centre members, Maurice Enright and Lane Morrissey and two of their dogs Drifter and Hatchi ©Photograph: John Reidy
All set for the big switch on at Horan’s in Castleisland for the Lisselton based charity, Sera Husky and Animal Rescue centre. ©Photograph: John Reidy

Fundraising ideas springing from the seemingly endless concoctions of Christmas lights show no signs of dimming this year.

The Horan family of No. 31 Cahereens West dipped their toes in the fundraising waters last year for the children’s charity, Barnardos.

Mammoth Undertaking

The fruits of this year’s mammoth undertaking will go to the North Kerry based animal welfare charity ‘Sera Husky’ – a small, not-for-profit rescue organisation dedicated to helping huskies and wolf type breeds and their owners.

Taking the the ever continuing coils of wire and countless numbers of light bulbs in her stride, Joan Horan explained that she has an inclination towards this class of seasonal decoration anyway

Started Inside

“I have always like doing up the place at Christmas. It started with the inside of the house and now, as you can see, we’ve moved outside.

“I got the idea that we’d do it for charity last year and we raised funds for Barnardos. This year’s charity, Sera Husky id also close to our hearts and we’re delighted that they came over tonight with Santa himself for the switching on,” said Joan.

Hundreds of Bulbs

Joan’s husband, Paul, daughter Siobhan and son Jack are also entangled in the untangling of a couple of thousand feet of cables and testing several hundred bulbs again this year – not to mention the dismantling and the packing away of these and the figurines involved early in the new year.

The Horans have converted their post box on the front gate into a donations box and there’s an information sheet on their chosen charity displayed on the the gate.

Appeal for Donations

The Christmas Light Spectacular will run from now and well into the new year. They’re inviting people to come and see their display and make a donation in the post box provided.

For more information about Sera Husky you can click on the link here: http://www.serahuskyrescue.com

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