Friday 20 October 2017

Triple the generosity for Taghmon Charity Show

By Amy Lewis

Georgina Helen (Lady of Fatima School), Trevor Helen (Lady of Fatima School), Henry Bateman, Joe Costello (Wexford Hospice Homecare), Richard Eustace and Catriona O'Connor.
Georgina Helen (Lady of Fatima School), Trevor Helen (Lady of Fatima School), Henry Bateman, Joe Costello (Wexford Hospice Homecare), Richard Eustace and Catriona O'Connor.

Organisers of the Taghmon Charity Gymkhana Show proved that they are anything but one trick ponies when they raised money for three worthy causes.

Their show last June proved to be a huge success and pulled in €2,000 for the chosen charities. Several members of the committee recently presented €1,000 to Wexford Hospice Homecare, €500 to the Irish Motor Neuron Association and €500 to Our Lady of Fatima Special School's Horseriding group.

'For years, we only raised money for the riding group but we decided to expand it to include another local group - Wexford Hospice Homecare. Our late secretary Joan Beck got great support from them,' explained Secretary of the Taghmon Gymkhana Henry Bateman. 'The Motor Neuron group aren't local but a lot of local people are benefitting from their work.'

This year's show is almost upon us again, with the date set for June 5. Having been involved since the very beginning, Henry believes that the event is now in its 35th year.

'It will be the same as ever again this year,' he said. 'Hopefully we will get as much support as possible as we will be running it for the same charities.'

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