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                                                               BY THERESA LOONEY

        Season’s greetings to everyone from
        the Kingdom. Busy, busy times these
        past few weeks. At the end of
        September Astellas Pharmaceutical
        Company again invited our Chairman,
        Con Brosnan and myself to join them
                                               At the presentation of the cheque from the Killarney Valley Classic & Vintage Club, proceeds from the South Kerry
        in judging the annual art competition,  Ploughing and Harvest Show were: Pat Looney, Pat O’Sullivan, KVCV Club, Theresa Looney and Debbie Templeton.
        held in conjunction with the local
        schools, and sponsored by Astellas.   Pat and his friend, Niall Dennehy,  monies raised are spent, we invited
        The winning paintings were then     plan to climb Kilimanjaro in Africa at  them to hold their monthly meeting in
        printed on 2018 calendars which are  the end of this month to raise funds  our holiday home in Tralee where they
        being sold and the monies raised will  for the IKA and this was just one of  were very impressed to see some of
        be presented to the branch at a later  their fundraising events.        the work, which the branch is
        date.                                 Local woman, Norrie Sheehan,      involved in.
           Our next fundraising event was   represented the branch at the Dublin  Last, but not least, we rounded off
        organised by Pat Sheehan from the   City Marathon and we thank her for  the year with a great Christmas party
        Loft Fitness Studio in Millstreet. Pat  fundraising on our behalf and raising  on December 3rd. The attendees
        organised a brilliant boat trip through  awareness.                     arrived laden down with spot prizes,
        the lakes of Killarney to Lord        Killarney Valley Classic and Vintage  which is typical of the great spirit that
        Brandon’s Cottage and, following    Club presented us with a cheque for  exists in the branch.
        some wonderful refreshments there,  €13,755 which were proceeds from      Eileen Phelan, Renal Dialysis Nurse,
        we hiked through the Gap of Dunloe.  the South Kerry Ploughing and      who manages the Home Dialysis
        The Gods of sunshine were with us   Harvest Show held in September. To  programme for Cork and Kerry, was
        throughout a memorable day. A       show the KVCV club where any        our guest speaker.
        highly recommended trip for anybody
        visiting Killarney.

            Boat trip at the start of the fundraising walk      Dr. Patricia Cronin, Gerry Knightley and Pat Looney
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