Dundalk fundraisers donate nearly €4k to Make A Wish

Christmas Variety Show volunteers donate proceeds to charity

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Gerry Lennon (centre) presenting a cheque to the Make A Wish Foundation

A DUNDALK man who raised thousands of euro for charity with the help of 870 children from the town presented a cheque to the Make A Wish Foundation yesterday.

Gerry Lennon from Bachelor's Walk presented a cheque for €3,710 raised from a Christmas Variety Show to Make A Wish representatives in the Century Bar at 7.30pm.

“I'd like to thank everyone involved. It's a fantastic achievement and I was delighted to be able to present the cheque to Make A Wish,” said Gerry.

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.

Participants included children from 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.