Corbally Wren Boys raise €3,200 for charity

David Hurley

Reporter:

David Hurley

A CHEQUE for €3,200 was presented to The Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association (IMNDA) by the Corbally Wren Boys.

A CHEQUE for €3,200 was presented to The Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association (IMNDA) by the Corbally Wren Boys.

The money was the proceeds of the annual St Stephen’s Day celebrations.

“None of this would have been possible without the generosity of each of the Corbally Wren Boys who give up their St Stephen’s day each year to go around gigging in pubs and collecting much needed funds for local charities,” said Billy Fiztatrick, who helped organise the event.

“We would like to say a big thank you to everyone who kindly donated on the day, to all our family, friends and to the general public. To all the pubs involved who allowed us to play our music and collect the donations, especially to our sponsors O’Driscolls Bar Corbally, Larkins Bar and Corbally Nursing Home,” he added.

The IMNDA functions as a support organisation for people who have Motor Neurone Disease, their families and carers.

The money raised by the Corbally Wren Boys will be used to help provide specialised equipment on loan, assistance towards home care, nursing and counselling.

It will also go towards research which is being conducted into the causes and treatments of MND.