Generous Cranberries singer offers tickets to London gig for charity sale in Limerick

Anne Sheridan

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Anne Sheridan

OVER 2,000 people attended a charity sale in Limerick last weekend, but the proceeds from the Norma Smurfit ‘spring clean’ event are still being tallied.

OVER 2,000 people attended a charity sale in Limerick last weekend, but the proceeds from the Norma Smurfit ‘spring clean’ event are still being tallied.

Over 1,000 people queued that morning to enter the South Court hotel in Raheen from 11am to bag some of the best bargains, which ranged from a tumble dryer to tickets to see The Cranberries in London this summer.

Singer Dolores O’Riordan gave a generous donation of two tickets to attend one of the band’s concerts in London, including flights and accommodation.

The prize was entered into a raffle, along with a signed Ireland rugby jersey from David Wallace and a signed rugby ball from Paul O’Connell.

The Munster rugby memorabilia were among the most sought after items among the thousands of goods for sale to aid two local charities, St Vincent de Paul and Focus Ireland. “The event was a fantastic success and Limerick came up trumps in terms of donations and turn-out. We met all our expectations and are thankful people came from far and wide to support this worthy cause,” said a spokesperson.