Annie Haughey of Annie’s News, William Street, Ardee, has once again presented a cheque for €2,180 to Breege Conlon, chairperson of Ardee Hospice Homecare Movement, the proceeds of the shop’s annual Easter Egg raffle.
Also present at the handover were Neansai O’Brien and Edwina Geraghty, both staff, Catherine Young and Mary Hand, both Ardee Hospice Homecare Movement and Tina McEvoy, staff.
“I would like to thank all our loyal customers for their continual support in the business and towards the Ardee Hospice Homecare Movement,” Annie Haughey said at the handing over of the cheque.
“Many thanks to everyone and especially Christina, Edwina and Neansai for helping to sell the tickets.”
The winner of the raffle was Malachy Rafferty, Lobinstown, Navan. The amount raised was €2,180.
Just recently, Ardee fire crew were out on the streets of the town collecting for the Mid-Louth Hospice Homecare and the response from the public was huge. See front page.
Each year the fire service team spend a day collecting for the hospice.
Another major fundraiser is Annie’s Newsagency at William Street, Ardee.
Each year, they raffle an egg and the money raised goes towards the Mid-Louth Hospice. The hospice has just two official fundraising events in the year: the coffee morning in September and the Sunflower day in June.
Indeed there are numerous fundraisers, including birthday parties. Instead of getting presents, people holding their fortieth or fiftieth birthday or wedding anniversaries, ask their friends and families to make donations to the hospice.
Larry Monaghan, Dromin Fundraisers, each year donate the proceeds from their annual sponsored cycle, to Ardee Hospice Homecare committee.
Each summer the fundraisers held another very successful event for the hospice.
It is now a major annual event.
Readypenny Fundraisers also contribute.
And every year Ardee Fire Service take to the streets to collect for the hospice.
This year they collected over €6,000 euro. See photograph on the front page.
But the consistency of Annie’s News, collecting €2,000 each year from a single raffle is just unbelievable.
Well done, to all the staff and loyal customers for all this great generosity.
It’s been another good Easter and another good year’s work.