Wexford friends get baking in aid of a good cause

By Amy Lewis

Published 13/08/2016 | 00:00

Anne Bursnell Assistant Director of Nursing, Holly Dwyer, Evan Dwyer and Ciaran Sheridan, Friends of Wexford General Hospital.
Anne Bursnell Assistant Director of Nursing, Holly Dwyer, Evan Dwyer and Ciaran Sheridan, Friends of Wexford General Hospital.

Evan may be small but he certainly has a big heart which he proved when he teamed up with friends and family to raise €127 for Wexford General Hospital.

The ten-year-old recently organised a cake sale in the Southend Family Resouce Centre in Maudlintown which attracted support from not only locals, but people across Wexford. He joined forces with his younger sister Holly, as well as cousins Jack and Katie Rose Dwyer and neighbours Lauren and James Nolan for what proved to be an extremely successful fundraiser for the hospital.

Evan, who is going into fourth class in The Faythe National School, decided that he wanted to help those who are experiencing cancer. His decision was inspired by his late grandparents, who both lost their lives to the illness.

Speaking after the fundraiser, Evan's mother Tina said that he was 'delighted' with how the event went.

'He is so delighted to raise the money and give something back. He got so much support from friends and family but at the event, it was the six or seven kids themselves selling the cakes around the table,' she said. 'A member of the community centre said that it was great to see young people thinking about the community and helping others. They are the future of the centre and will be the people using it one day.'

Evan and Holly presented their cheque to Friends of Wexford Hospital recently and are hoping to organise some more fundraisers in the future.

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