A DUNDALK man who raised thousands of euro for charity with the help of 870 children from the town is presenting a cheque to the Make A Wish Foundation this week.
Gerry Lennon from Bachelor's Walk told the Dundalk Democrat that the Christmas variety show he organised in the Town Hall raised €3,710.
“I'd like to thank everyone involved. It's a fantastic achievement and I'm delighted to be able to present this cheque to Make A Wish,” said Gerry.
The dedicated fundraiser is set to present the cheque to representatives of Make A Wish in the Century Bar on Roden Place this Thursday (December 14) at 7.30pm.
All members of the public are invited to attend the presentation to help celebrate this massive achievement.
Children from Dundalk and Blackrock teamed up to participate in the variety show which was held in the Town Hall on December 2 and 3.
The children involved are in the following local groups and schools: Funky Feet, Step By Step, Top Notch, Rappa, St Joseph's NS, Gael Scoil Dhún Dealgan, Redeemer, CBS, De La Salle Boys NS, Reynold's Academy of Performing Arts, Dundalk MAS-F and Comhaltas Ceoltóirí.
Local musicians and performers Zoe Conway, John McIntyre and Eva Burton also took part. Gerry said he first had the idea for the variety show three years ago.
“I've been fundraising for Make A Wish for the past five years. I did car draws and things like that. I'm delighted we finally got to do the variety show,” he said.