Local charities to benefit from by-election quiz

Sam Matthews

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Sam Matthews

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Three different local charities are set to benefit from a unique table quiz event coming up early next month.

Three different local charities are set to benefit from a unique table quiz event coming up early next month.

Anne Cody and Alva Fitzgerald are long time members of L’arche and have been involved with the Camphill community also. They have been contacting the candidates in the upcoming Carlow-Kilkenny By-election with a view to recruting them as question setters and quizmasters for an event next week.

“We contacted the [at the time] 11 candidates and nine said yes and that they can be there,” says Anne.

“The other two said they would support it, and if they could they would be there.”

Along with Kilkenny organisations L’arche and Camphill, a Carlow-based charity will benefit – Holy Angels Respite Centre for Special Needs Children (Tir Na nOg.) These groups are constantly trying to raise funds to meet the very particular building and operational standards as per HIQA.

The two ladies are hoping the event might suit various different local groups, organisations and businesses who want to help out the worthy cause as well as meet and talk to Carlow-Kilkenny’s next TD.

It will be four people per team, with a cost of 10 per person. The table quiz will take place in Kilkenny’s Springhill Hotel on Thursday, May 7. MC on the night will be John Purcell, and there will also be an auction with some exciting items.

For more information, contact anneandalva@eircom.net or 085-8641378. New candidates who may not have been contacted already can also get in touch if they want to be part of the event.