Whilst we have been busy in Africa, our very strong support network has been raising money for the project through many different & diverse ways!!
Firstly Eamon & Audrey Maguire used their own interest in traditional Irish Music and dancing to organise a very successful night at St Patricks Hall, Dromore, Co. Tyrone. Never mind the endless rain & hail they sold all the tickets and showed the short DVD of the orphanage so far to get even more money.
Marie Watters & daughter Donna O’Neill tramped the streets of Tyrone selling tickets for a beautiful painting of an Easter Lily to raise funds again. The draw was made on with local councillor Anne Quinn.
Last but by no means least Vincent Maguire who organised a Gala Night in The Mellon Country Hotel outside Omagh. The MC was Gary O’Brien from TV Chanel ‘At the Races’
The forum consisted of Ferdy Murphy, trainer…Timmy Murphy, jockey. John Carr, Champion Hurdle winning trainer and Ireland’s top amateur Jason McKeown
Also present were legendary gambler Barney Curley, Mr Barney Eastwood; world boxing champion Dave Boy McCullagh, Tryone manager Mickey Harte, Tyrone footballing legend Frank Mc Guigan and a host of local personalities.
The night was a great success with a phenomenal amount of money raised.
It is the hard work of these people that ensure the development of the project and without them raising the funds we could only carry out limited work in Kenya.