Cleariestown shows its generosity to Wexford Brazilian Sisters

By Amy Lewis

Published 15/01/2016 | 00:00

Nicholas Kearns, Ollie Kearne, Fr Jimmy Ryan who accepted the cheque and Mary Freeman.
Nicholas Kearns, Ollie Kearne, Fr Jimmy Ryan who accepted the cheque and Mary Freeman.

Amounting to an impressive €5116, the proceeds of the Cleariestown Thrift Fund were presented in Cleariestown Church to The Wexford Brazilian Sisters Fund recently.

Following a mass, Nicolas Kearns, Ollie Kearn and Mary Freeman presented the cheque to Fr Jimmy Ryan. The amount was made up from donated cheques, members fees, Credit Union interest and money from the old Cleariestown Savings Fund.

The sisters, who have worked in Northeast Brazil since 1981, will now put this money towards some of their many projects. These include a creche for battered children, which has seen an increase in demand over the last several years. They also are helping to improve adult education, especially in the rural areas of Brazil. Children's Christmas Dinners are another of their successful initiatives that they hope to be able to continue in the future.

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