Mum of four to build homes in Haiti

A MOTHER-OF-FOUR is hoping to travel to Haiti to help rebuild the country after it’s devastating earthquake in 2007.

A MOTHER-OF-FOUR is hoping to travel to Haiti to help rebuild the country after it’s devastating earthquake in 2007.

Geraldine Morrissey from Rathdowney, who is a retail manager at Mc Donagh Junction told the Kilkenny People that she is organising the fundraising event at The Left Bank this Friday to help raise some of the 4,500 euro needed to travel to one of the poorest parts of the world.

“I travelled to Cape Town town years ago with the Niall Mellon Township and I decided that this time I wanted to go to Haiti with the charity Haven to help the people there. I will be over there for a week and living in a tent and helping to build houses. Three quarters of the money will go directly to buying materials,” she said.

All monies raised will be split between Haven and Brainwave - The Irish Epilepsy Association. “Raising money for Brainwave is something which is very personal to me as I have a two and a half year nephew with severe epilepsy,” she added.

Two local bands, Cheeky Dicks and Mustang will play for free for the event at The Left Bank on Friday. The event kicks off at 9.30pm and tickets are ten euro with all proceeds going to the two charities.