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Carnlough group have fundraising sewn up

The Carnlough Creative Craft Class (who meet every Tuesday in the Glenlough Community Centre) present a cheque for �1000 towards the Northern Ireland Children's Hospice to Community Fundraiser Catherine O'Hara (front third left) along with Larne Mayor Maureen Morrow in the Mayor's Parlour. INLT 53-303-PR

The Carnlough Creative Craft Class (who meet every Tuesday in the Glenlough Community Centre) present a cheque for �1000 towards the Northern Ireland Children's Hospice to Community Fundraiser Catherine O'Hara (front third left) along with Larne Mayor Maureen Morrow in the Mayor's Parlour. INLT 53-303-PR

Carnlough Craft Class have netted a whopping £1,000 with their knitting needles, in support of the NI Children’s Hospice.

Members of the Tuesday Craft Class, based at Glenlough Community Centre, created and sold an array of hand crafted delights, including knitted dolls, a multitude of brightly knitted scarves, cosy cushions and popular net Christmas trees.

Commenting on the generous donation, Geraldine Brady, who founded the group said: “We decided to raise money for the NI Children’s Hospice because few people know the tremendous work they do in our area.

“The Children’s Hospice is a wonderful charity worthy of everyone’s support.”

At a reception hosted by the Mayor of Larne Councillor Maureen Morrow, community fundraiser Catherine O’Hara accepted a £1,000 donation from the craft group.

Catherine said: “The monies raised by the Tuesday Craft Class will make a huge difference to the children and families cared for in this local community.

“As a local service that needs support from the people of the greater Larne area to continue, we are delighted to receive this generous support. £100 pays for one hour of vital nursing care and therapies, so this huge donation will enable us to provide additional much needed care to local children who have a life-limiting condition.”

If your organisation would like to get involved with fundraising for Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice, contact Catherine O’Hara on 0751 506 3303 or email catherine.ohara@nihospice.org

 

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