Bangers & Mash goes down a treat on Patrick Street

Emily Colclough, Nicola McKenna and Kellie Duggan, Core International pictured at the  Bangers & Mash lunch in aid of the Samaritans in the Pembroke Hotel last Thursday. Photo: Pat Moore.
Kilkenny businesses took centre stage at a fund-raising event for the Samaritans in the Pembroke hotel on Thursday.

Kilkenny businesses took centre stage at a fund-raising event for the Samaritans in the Pembroke hotel on Thursday.

The Bangers & Mash lunch in the hotel raised in excess of € 1,900 for the Samaritans. The success of the event was made possible by the generous support of Superquinn, Kilkenny who supplied their award winning sausages; Deegan Vegetable Suppliers who donated the potatoes and Pauline O’Shea from 2nice2slice who generously donated the fab mini cupcakes which were a very welcome addition to the complementary tea and coffee.

The Pembroke Hotel, proved to be the ideal venue for the event. John Ryan and all his team were most welcoming on the day and contributed enormously to ensuring that the event was such a success. Head Chef, Gráinne Somers did an excellent job preparing the food; her onion gravy received much praise. The wonderful Mary Shortis Wong attended and donated all the proceeds from the lucky dip raffle.

Outgoing regional director of the Samaritans, Gill Leo thanked all who attended and contributed to the success of the event – the local businesses and offices in the Patrick Street/City Centre area proved once more that they are willing to go the extra mile for others. It is hoped that this will now become an annual fund raising event for the Samaritans.

Much praise has to go to entrepreneur, Raymond Lennon for his organisational skills. Samaritans have seen an increase in demand due to the current economic downturn. Samaritans Ireland provides 24-hour emotional support to anyone struggling to cope. Contact on Locall 1850 60 90 90 or email jo@samaritans.org or text 0872609090