Page 32 - IKA_SUPPORT_WINTER_2016_WEB_Layout 1
P. 32


                                                                By HELENA O’NEILL

                                             Sarah Beckett and family

                           At the Medtronic Open Day

         Greetings to all our members.
         There has great activity in the Branch
         over the last number of months.

            Our annual Churchgate collection  AFTERNOON TEA                   afield, such as Kilmainhamwood in
         was held on the weekend of August     Thank you to Sarah Beckett and  Meath,who were with us on the night.
         20th/21st and as always our sincere  her family for a lovely afternoon tea,  A sincere ‘thank you’ to Liam and
         thanks to all the volunteers.      held in Lough Allen Hotel. The event  Fionnuala Taylor who were our hosts
                                            was well supported by family and  and who provided us with their
         HEALTHY EATING PLAN                friends and the proceeds went to the  marquee and cooking facilities.
            Congratulation to our members   IKA. Many donor cards were           Our DJ for the night was Damien
         Mary and Annetha who both won      distributed and donor awareness   McGuinness who provided his services
         ‘Person of the Year’ awards in their  was raised.                    free of charge. His humour and choices
         local slimming clubs inspiring the rest                              of music certainly added to the fun
         of us to get active.               FUNDRAISERS                       atmosphere of the occasion. The master
                                               A barbeque fundraiser was      chefs were John Loughran, Martin
         TESCO COMMUNITY FUND               organised by our Chairperson      Branagan and Frank Haupt. Martin also
            The Leitrim branch was lucky to be  Annetha Kieran and her husband  provided the burgers and Stephen
         chosen as one of the charities to  John Loughran. It took place in   Faughnan contributed the jumbo
         benefit from the Tesco Community   Taylors Bar, Drumsna on July 31st. It  sausages. These went down very well
         Fund this year. We would like to thank  was a great success and €1700 was  with the punters and we really
         Tesco Carrick-on-Shannon for the   raised for the IKA. We had collection  appreciated their kind acts of generosity.
         cheque for our share of the        boxes on the door and had a       Dugdales, of Mohill,sponsored sauces
         Community fund. The amount was     monster raffle on the night. We are  and serviettes.
         €406.98 and we thank all the       very grateful for the generosity of  Our sponsors for the raffle included
         customers who supported us and the  the people of Drumsna,Carrick-on-  Heslin Antiques, Carrick-On Shannon,
         other charities.                   Shannon and those from further    Kieran's Totalhealth Pharmacy, Carrick,

         32                                   IKA S UPPORT W INTER 2016
   27   28   29   30   31   32   33   34   35   36   37