GENEROUS: Nick and Anne Foley from The Christmas Tree Farm donated €1,000 to Breda Dwyer, President of the local conference of St Vincent de Paul, from their recent fundraiser.

By Michelle Crean

January can be quite a bleak month – but with the added COVID restrictions this year it’s leading to further hardship for more people than ever. However, thanks to the good will of one local company a generous donation was made to a number of charities.

Nick and Anne Foley from The Christmas Tree Farm raised €3,600 with their magical Santa experience in Aghadoe before Christmas with money divided up between St Vincent de Paul and the homeless in Kerry.

Breda Dwyer, President of the local conference of St Vincent de Paul, said that the funds, issued via vouchers to those who need it most, is very much appreciated.

“On behalf of SVdP, we’d like to thank them for what they did,” Breda told the Killarney Advertiser.

“They converted the money into shop vouchers which will be distributed during January. This year due to the virus we’re seeing more demand than any other year.”

Nicola added that they used Mike Cahillane’s Butcher Shop, Keane’s SuperValu and Daly’s in Killarney for the vouchers.
“The money collected we bought local vouchers so the people in need could get food supplies themselves,” Nicola Foley said. “Ryan’s sweetshop made €2,004 for Fossa GAA.”

Breda added that anyone who needs assistance can contact SVdP Killarney Conference on 064 6634012, 087 6164888 or 087 7718200.