THE RECESSION is hitting all charities hard but Cappamore is more than doing their bit with seven events.
They kick of with a bingo night in the community centre at 8.30pm next Thursday, September 20.
Now in its 39th year people travel from far and wide to Cappamore to play bingo and all the proceeds next week will go to Milford Care Centre.
“We have big prize money of €3,000 and we get a massive crowd because it is for Milford. All proceeds from the night are handed over to Sr Phyllis,” said Tommy Ryan, PRO of Cappamore Development Association.
“We’ve been doing the special event for Milford for close to 10 years and last year we handed over €2,000. They do fantastic work and nearly everybody knows somebody who have received fantastic care there. It is close to a lot of people’s hearts,” he added.
The bingo night is run in conjunction with a coffee evening in O’Dwyer’s Bar and Lounge on the same evening at 8pm.
“They always get a big crowd and we head down after the bingo to support O’Dwyer’s evening,” said Tommy.
Then from Friday, September 21 at 8.30pm, well known local man Paudie Ryan is helping to co-ordinate Cappamore’s leg of Limerick’s Live 95FM 95 Stop Tour for CARI and the Ark Unit in the Regional.
The Cappamore Show committee are hosting a table quiz - table of four €20 - in O’Dwyer’s on Friday, September 21 at 8.30pm.
Live 95FM’s Limerick Today programme will broadcast live from the community centre on Tuesday, September 25 from 9am to noon.
Children from the three primary schools in the parish - Scoil Chaitriona, Bilboa and Tineteriffe - will participate in a range of fun and games.
“On Saturday night, September 29 a number of local musical artists will play in Hayes’ function room from 10pm.
“On Sunday, October 7 Cappamore ICA are holding a family fun walk at 3pm from the community centre,” said Mr Ryan, who adds that all the money will go to the Ark Unit and CARI.
Contact Paudie Ryan 0872215869 for more information or if you would like to get involved.
Last but no means least is John O’Neill’s annual dance for Milford Hospice on Saturday, October 6 in Hayes’ function room.
“This is our third year running it and we have raised €10,000 so far. We’d be aiming for over €5,000 again because we have the Joe Dolan Tribute band featuring Paschal Brennan’s seven piece band. Tickets are €10 and we’ve sold a lot already,” said Mr O’Neill.