McConnell’s event raises £2k for Marie Curie

Pictured, from left, are Cara Ferguson, Sixmile Marie Curie Fundraising Group, Leslie Lewis, charity night organiser, John McConnell, McConnell's of Doagh and Sharman Finlay, Sixmile Fundraising Group. INNT 18-511CON
Pictured, from left, are Cara Ferguson, Sixmile Marie Curie Fundraising Group, Leslie Lewis, charity night organiser, John McConnell, McConnell's of Doagh and Sharman Finlay, Sixmile Fundraising Group. INNT 18-511CON
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CHARITY night organisers Leslie and Roberta Lewis have thanked the local community for their support following an excellent evening’s entertainment, craic and fundraising in McConnell’s of Doagh on Saturday April 20, which raised more than £2,000 for Marie Curie Cancer Care in Northern Ireland.

“The support from across the community was fantastic and we were overwhelmed by the generosity of people on the night who supported us and also those who donated prizes for the raffle,” said Leslie.

“We would also thank those folk who were unable to attend, but made a contribution toward the fundraising. And as for the staff of McConnells, they were brilliant and many thanks must go to John (McConnell) and his team for ensuring we were all looked after so well throughout the night, and also to the band, ‘Behind Closed Doors’ for a great night’s entertainment. Roberta and I are delighted that £2,145 was raised towards the work of Marie Curie Cancer Care.”

Sharman Finlay, from the Sixmile Marie Curie Fundraising Group, added: “On behalf of Marie Curie Cancer Care in Northern Ireland, we are delighted to receive such a generous amount from Leslie and Roberta’s night in Doagh. This money will go a long way in supporting the care and families of those suffering from cancer across the country. The atmosphere at McConnell’s was really enjoyable on the night and we were delighted to support Leslie and Roberta with this fundraising event.”