Connect with us

News

Brodie donates lots of locks to children’s charity

Published

on

0213861_Brodie_OBrien_12.jpg

By Michelle Crean

With a head full of beautiful curls there was no doubt that one kind-hearted young girl would help others by cutting it for charity.

READY: Ashton O'Brien gets ready to give his big sister Brodie a haircut for charity.

FIVE PLAITS: Brodie O'Brien pictured with five plaits which are on their way to The Little Princess Trust to create hair pieces for children with cancer and a whopping €850 raised to date for the LauraLynn Foundation. Photo: Marie Carroll-O'Sullivan

And not only that but 10-year-old Brodie O'Brien from Chestnut Drive was so determined to help others that she has also raised over €1,000 for the LauraLynn Foundation which helps support children and their families through cancer.

Hairdressing friend Joanne Henderson called to the house last week and managed to cut off five plaits which are on their way to The Little Princess Trust to create hair pieces for children with cancer.

With a whole new look, Brodie was excited to show it off to her Fourth Class friends in Gaelscoil Faithleann.

Her parents, mom Miriam and dad Richie, and little brother Ashton are all very proud of her giving nature.

"We'd always be talking about helping others," Miriam told the Killarney Advertiser.

As her hair was growing longer and with her communion delayed due to COVID, she decided that when she eventually cut it that it would benefit others.

"She felt she could do something good with it," Miriam added.

And the goodwill from people making donations was amazing, she added.

"People were ringing to say they had a donation dropped. People really came on board and supported her. Thanks also to Joanne Henderson for cutting her hair, she's great."

To help Brodie raise even more money go to www.idonate.ie/brodieobrien120.

Continue Reading
Advertisement

News

Soroptimists fundraising efforts not “hampered” by COVID

By Michelle Crean COVID didn’t “hamper” their efforts this year as members of the Killarney Soroptimist Club came together and gave generously to charity. Members of the group couldn’t hold normal meetings this year due to the ongoing restrictions but pulled together to continue supporting a women’s aid countywide service. Along with family and friends […]

Published

on

0216238_christmas_hampers_2021.jpg

By Michelle Crean

COVID didn’t “hamper” their efforts this year as members of the Killarney Soroptimist Club came together and gave generously to charity.

Members of the group couldn’t hold normal meetings this year due to the ongoing restrictions but pulled together to continue supporting a women’s aid countywide service.

Along with family and friends they created Christmas hampers for the third year running and donated them to the ADAPT Centre in Tralee on Tuesday.

There, they presented them to Catherine Casey, who is the Manager of ADAPT Women’s Refuge Centre.

“It is wonderful to be in a position to donate these Christmas hampers to ADAPT once again this year,” Killarney Soroptimist Club President, Teresa Irwin, said.

“Due to COVID and not being able to hold normal club meetings we were unsure what we could manage. We are thrilled with the response since we decided to go ahead and amazed at the generosity and the number of hampers. We wish to thank all those that donated. Hopefully the residents of ADAPT will enjoy them.”

Catherine said that they were once again very grateful to all the members of the Killarney Soroptimist Club.

“We recognise that there is a lot of organising and work done by the Club President Teresa Irwin and all the members in collecting and putting the hampers together. It is heartwarming to see the support and generosity of the club. ADAPT Kerry and the Killarney Soroptimists have built a very good relationship over the last number of years and they have lead many campaigns to highlight our service in the Killarney area, including taking part in the ‘Safe Homes, Safe Communities’ initiatives. There is no doubt that their work raises awareness of our service and has contributed to many more women making contact with us for support by phone, through our outreach service and availing of refuge.”

If you would like to talk to ADAPT Kerry please ring 066 7129100 anytime.

Attachments

Continue Reading

News

Time to get your Santa letters posted!

We hope you have your Christmas letter written – and checked it twice – because Santa is waiting for it to be posted! And thanks to the Christmas in Killarney committee it’s now so much easier to get it to him with the special Santa post box on College St. just outside Lana. His elves […]

Published

on

0216225_26129920710160236181262845532236720974221225n.jpg

We hope you have your Christmas letter written – and checked it twice – because Santa is waiting for it to be posted!

And thanks to the Christmas in Killarney committee it’s now so much easier to get it to him with the special Santa post box on College St. just outside Lana.

His elves will collect the post every night at midnight and bring them straight to the North Pole.

After taking part in the magical parade in town on Saturday evening, Santa spoke to the Killarney Advertiser and said he is so excited to deliver the toys later this month.

“Season’s Greetings to everyone,” Santa said.

“I would like to remind all the boys and girls in Killarney and Kerry to write and post their letters to me as soon as possible. They can use the green post box on College St and my elves will collect the letters every night when everyone is asleep! I can’t wait to get in my sleigh and deliver all the fantastic presents on Christmas Eve. Remember, be good, the elves are watching!”

Continue Reading

LOCAL ADS

Last News

Advertisement

Sport

Trending