A recent Farmers’ Auction has raised an udderly great amount for Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital in Crumlin.
Over 200 people attended the fundraiser in the Halfway House Burnfoot which was organised by Bernie Duffy from Lisfannon. There were all sorts of lots on sale – from chickens to sheep – and it was a lively night for all with prizes and music by the High Heels band.
Bernie organised this event on February 3rd to give back to Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, where she was treated as a baby, and it has always been a place that’s close to her heart.
The incredible €10,000 fundraising total from the auction will go a long way to help children in need.
Speaking to Donegal Daily this week, Bernie shared her delight with the huge success of the event:
“I am so grateful of how well everything turned out and how much money was raised for such a worthy cause. It couldn’t of went any better,” she said.
“I still can’t believe this event made €10,000. I would like to thank my family and friends who helped me in any way and on the night of the event, and also to the Halfway House Burnfoot.
Bernie would like to thank the following business sponsors:
- Duffy’s Farm Lisfannon
- Duffy Plant Hire Excavations & Civils Ltd Allen Transport
- P.Bonar Plant Hire, Davey Skip Hire,
- Mc Gonagle Plant Hire
- Mast Construction
- Duffy Plant Hire And Ground Works
- Millfarm Hoofcare ,Coyle Equipment Services Ltd
- Fullerton Football Pitches
- Meenaward Windfarm Ltd ,Lynch Metals
- Inishowen Recycling, Leonard Dixon – Solid Fuels
- Robert Smyth & Sons Ltd ,Christopher Ward Domestic Appliance Repairs
- Callaghan Electrical Burt,Brian Dukes Kitchens, Ek Kinesiology Practitioner
- Cullens Cockhill Ltd, Brindley Healthcare
- Jimmy Toland Plant Hire
- McGonagle Oil
- Maria’s Hair & Beauty
- The Red Door And Country House Fahan
- Seagrass Spa & Wellbeing Centre Buncrana
- Vogue Home And Gift.
- Inish Pharmacy
- The Lake Bar & Bistro
- Fifi Soaps , Hair Hut Buncrana
- Health Wise Pharmacies
- Francis Duffy, Kevin Duffy, Bobby Allen
- Shaun Mc Gonagle, Joe Jackson, Lynch Bros North West Plant Hire Robert Dixon
- Joe Dixon, George Devlin, Michael Doherty (Ristard) James Anthony Mclaughlin, James O Hagan
Bernie added: “This wouldn’t have happened if it wasn’t for anyone who I mentioned, and with over 200 people who attended the event, I can say for anyone who was there it was a great night’s craic.
“I will never forget the kindness of people who have sponsored and donated to this event.
“A lot of work went into this event but I enjoyed every minute of it and it was all worth it for the hospital. For this event to make that amount of money I still smile when people mention the event and how well it did. I think on what that money could do now for those children, seeing it for myself, those children deserve it all,” she said.Tags: