Local food and craft fair to raise vital charity funds

A CRAFT and food fair will take place this weekend in Butler House, with locally-produced goods on sale to raise money to improve the lives of people suffering from extreme poverty in Africa.

A CRAFT and food fair will take place this weekend in Butler House, with locally-produced goods on sale to raise money to improve the lives of people suffering from extreme poverty in Africa.

In a great Christmas atmosphere, a variety of different foods and crafts will be on sale. The event is for SASCA, which is trying to get together enough money to sink a community well for three townships of the Rongai people.

“There will be everything you need for Christmas,” says Mary McGuinness of Butler House.

“Cakes, puddings and so on – everything is made in Kilkenny, and it is all local people. We are asking people in the area to come and support this.”

Peggy Saunders of SASCA says the fundraiser is vitally important to the work of the charity.

“This is about saving lives and changing lives,” she said.

“The children over there are getting sick and dying because of bad water. We have already done four wells in other areas, and this is a very big water scheme.”

The craft and food fair takes place in Butler House, Patrick Street on Saturday, December 1 from 9.30 to 6pm and on Sunday, December 2 from 9.30 to 5pm.