BY MICHELLE CREAN
Friends of a well-known local man – who has a long road to recovery ahead of him following serious illness – are planning a huge fundraising event next week.
Mechanic John ‘Sully’ Sullivan (52) is currently in the Mater Hospital, Dublin, after becoming ill with sepsis approximately eight weeks ago.
Self-employed and now out of work for the foreseeable future – family and friends formed a fundraising committee to support the father-of-three.
They’re planning a huge fundraiser ‘A Night for Sully’ on Friday, November 30, in the K Town Bar and Grill.
Local musicians are also on board for the event which begins at 9pm and will include spot prizes and a raffle.
“We just want to support him in any way we can,” close personal friend Donal Shine told the Killarney Advertiser.
“He became sick with a pain in his back at work, and after a visit to his GP was admitted to University Hospital Kerry for 10 days. He was getting worse and shifted to the Mater Hospital where he still is now. He has undergone six operations. As he’s not working at the moment we just wanted to do something to help. He has a long road to recovery ahead of him.”
Donie added that Sully is very well known, not only in Killarney for his mechanical skills, but also in rallying circles throughout Kerry.
“He is involved in all the rallys including the Rally of the Lakes, the Historic Rally, and he was involved in the Circuit of Kerry. He’s a lovely fella, he’d never leave somebody on the side of the road. He’s a great mechanic.”
Donie thanked the public for their support for the event as well as the many local businesses who have provided prizes on the night.
“There’s no cover charge on the night, donations will be greatly accepted.”