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Volunteers sought for Team Hope boxes

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By Michelle Crean

It's that time of year again when kind-hearted locals gather together gifts for children less well off around the globe.

Local volunteers for the Team Hope Shoebox Appeal are working hard putting the boxes together but they're seeking more volunteers to help out.

So far over 200 boxes have arrived at the new check-in centre in O'Connor's Unit on the grounds of St Finan's Hospital, which was the former admissions office.

This week Sheila Rice, co-ordinator for the Team Hope Shoe Box Appeal, visited Lissivigeen NS to collect their boxes and is encouraging everyone to have them ready before the November 14 deadline.

More volunteers will be out and about in the next week or two to pick up the shoe boxes from schools and other community groups. However, locals are encouraged to drop in to the check-in centre to drop theirs off.

Other drop off points include Daly's SuperValu on Park Road, Dealz in Deerpark, The Works at the Outlet Centre, O'Donoghue's Shop Barraduff , O'Brien's Glenflesk, and Hickeys Centra Rathmore.

"We have about 200 boxes so far as a few schools had them done before the Hallowe'en break," Shelia told the Killarney Advertiser.

"I'll be going around to schools, as will other volunteers to collect them. The check-in centre is also open from next week. If anyone wants to volunteer they can contact me on 087 7932482."

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Festive jumpers and a Kerry jersey brings fundraiser to €10k

By Michelle Crean Jumpers have helped to raise almost €10k so far – but now it’s a very special jersey which could drive the fundraising numbers up! A Kerry football […]

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By Michelle Crean

Jumpers have helped to raise almost €10k so far – but now it’s a very special jersey which could drive the fundraising numbers up!

A Kerry football jersey signed by the 2022 All-Ireland winning team is up for grabs via a fundraising link once a donation is made to the Presents for Palliative fundraiser.

On Friday eight local schools including Holy Cross Mercy, Killarney Community College, Presentation Monastery, Lissivigeen, St Brendan’s College, St Brigid’s, St Francis Special School, and St Oliver’s
swapped their uniforms for their most colourful festive gear with funds going to help the amazing services in the Palliative Care Unit/Kerry Hospice Foundation.

“The day took place across the schools involved last Friday (December 2) and looks like it has been a success,” teacher Elaine Moynihan from St Brendan’s College told the Killarney Advertiser.

“The donations from the schools are still being counted but students look to be on their way towards making their goal of €10k.”

The iDonate ‘Fundraising For Kerry Hospice Foundation’ has been very helpful in this regard, she added.

“Anyone who donates via the link and leaves their name will be in with a chance to win a Kerry jersey signed by the 2022 All-Ireland winning team which will be presented to them before Christmas by a couple of members of the team.

“This was organised by the students involved in the fundraiser as a way to say thanks, and give back, to the members of the community who have gotten involved in the event – the link is live until December 18 and the draw will be made the following day.”

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Killarney punter secures €50,000 in EuroMillions draw

A lucky Killarney punter got an early Christmas present when they scooped €50,000 in the EuroMillions ‘Ireland Only Raffle’. The winning ticket, sold in the Lidl supermarket on the Tralee road, was […]

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A lucky Killarney punter got an early Christmas present when they scooped €50,000 in the EuroMillions ‘Ireland Only Raffle’.

The winning ticket, sold in the Lidl supermarket on the Tralee road, was valid for Tuesday night’s special draw.

The Killarney winner was one of 10 who each secured the €50,000 windfall.

“The National Lottery can reveal that three players in Dublin, three players in Cork and one player in Kerry, Roscommon, Kildare and Wexford all scooped the special raffle prize which was the seventh of 12 draws in the National Lottery’s ’12 Draws of Christmas’ promotion,” said a National Lottery statement.

The eighth draw will take place tonight (December 9) where 10 more players are guaranteed to win the amazing prizes.

Meanwhile, a player in Belgium scooped the EuroMillions Jackpot prize worth an astonishing €142,897,164.

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