Monday 23 October 2017

Tea day brews up great success

By Amy Lewis

Paula Stafford, Katrina Haslam and Killian Whelan
Paula Stafford, Katrina Haslam and Killian Whelan
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Ann Cullen, Marion Rice and Patricia Whelan
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Staff at Kerlogue Nursing Home doubled their efforts at this year's tea party, brewing up a total of €1,000 for Alzheimer's services in Wexford.

Members from across the community poured in through the doors to share a cup of tea and enjoy some homemade cakes for the cause. Administrator of Kerlogue Nursing Home Jill Stafford said that the event received a huge amount of support.

'We usually raise about €500 so we were well up this year. It was a great day. The staff were fantastic and everyone really got behind us,' she said.

Jill has assisted her mother and nursing home owner Paula Stafford in running the tea party over the last several years. The pair feel that Alzheimer's is an important cause to support.

'It's so close to us here,' said Jill. 'Alzheimer's is a growing concern, with more and more people being diagnosed each year. With the ageing population, it is obviously going to be an issue.'

The kettle was also on over at Coolcotts Community Centre, where members of the community also held their own tea day. The event attracted a huge crowd and also proved to be yet another successful fundraiser for Alzheimer's.

All of the money raised will go towards local Alzheimer's services.

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