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Baking charity needs local volunteers

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By Sean Moriarty

A local charity that provides free birthday cakes to people in direct provision is looking for volunteer bakers to help it cope with unprecedented demand.

Consider It Cakes is a national organisation that provides free cakes to those in emergency accommodation and direct provision centres and they've been busier than even following the arrival of hundreds of Ukrainians into the town.

It was launched in the Killarney just before the pandemic set it in. Local volunteers have provided, on average, one cake a week since the project was launched.

They supply cakes into various direct provision centres in the town including Atlas House on Park Road.

“Since the Ukrainian refugees arrived we are are baking up to five cakes a week,” local volunteer Mary O’Carroll told the Killarney Advertiser. “We need more people to help. They don’t have to be professional bakers. I am just a hobby baker and I get a lot of help from my 13-year-old daughter Faye.”

Local volunteers can contact national coordinator Femhe Caffery who will assign baking tasks to available volunteers.

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Kerry v Cork match day parking

  Kerry take on Cork in the first round of the Munster Championship at Fitzgerald Stadium on Saturday. This glamour tie always attracts a huge crowd and Cork fans will […]

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Kerry take on Cork in the first round of the Munster Championship at Fitzgerald Stadium on Saturday.

This glamour tie always attracts a huge crowd and Cork fans will travel in their droves from the Rebel County.

As a result there will be parking restrictions and traffic disruptions in the town on Saturday afternoon.

“Please be aware that the town will be bustling with activity, and traffic congestion is expected. Some parking areas may reach capacity, so we recommend allowing extra time for your journey,” said a Garda spokesperson.

Parking will be available in the following areas near the stadium: New Street, The Glebe car park, Fair Hill car park, High Street, Rock Road car park and the Lewis Road car park.

Parking in the vicinity of Fitzgerald Stadium is reserved for residents with parking passes only.

For a full preview of the match turn to our Sports section on page 54

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Win tickets for Taylor Swift and support Palestine

Killarney For Palestine is raffling two tickets to a Taylor Swift concert in Edinburgh. The group is raising funds for the Halaq family who are known to Kerry Friends of […]

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Killarney For Palestine is raffling two tickets to a Taylor Swift concert in Edinburgh.

The group is raising funds for the Halaq family who are known to Kerry Friends of Palestine and who are currently displaced in tents in the Gaza Strip.

Their homes were destroyed in the city of Khan Younis by Israeli airstrikes.

“It currently costs between €5,000 and €6,000 per person to be evacuated from Gaza,” said Susan Larkin of Killarney For Palestine.

To be in with a chance of winning the tickets for the June 8 concert all you have to do is make a donation via the gofundme link below.

A minimum €5.00 donation ensures entry to the draw which will be made on April 24.

Link: https://www.gofundme.com/f/hx5ahx-help-my-children

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