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Wednesday 16 October 2019

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At Christina's (Christina Kavanagh) Coffee Morning in The Fridary Hall on Tuesday to support 30 young adults from the Ferns diocese for their journey to Rio Brazil for World Yourh Day were Mary Hearn, Mary Curran and Maura Connolly
At Christina's (Christina Kavanagh) Coffee Morning in The Fridary Hall on Tuesday to support 30 young adults from the Ferns diocese for their journey to Rio Brazil for World Yourh Day were Mary Hearn, Mary Curran and Maura Connolly

David Tucker

A COFFEE morning at the Friary in Wexford raised €650 towards the costs of sending a young Wexford woman to the World Youth Day in Rio in July.

A COFFEE morning at the Friary in Wexford raised €650 towards the costs of sending a young Wexford woman to the World Youth Day in Rio in July.

Christina Kavanagh, from Cleariestown, is a member of a 30-strong World Youth Day group from the county – part of the Ferns Diocesan Youth Service – planning on attending the event, officially billed as 'a worldwide encounter with the Pope'.

This year, it is to be held in in Brazil from July 16 to 23.

Christina only found out she was part of the group a few weeks ago, after some applicants withdrew from it.

This has made her fundraising all the more frenetic as others had been raising money since last October.

Each person in the group has to raise €1,000 and pay for their own flights, with cash raised at group fundraising events, like a recent concert at Enniscorthy Cathedral, going into a collective pot.

Christina, aged 24, was helped at the fundraiser by family and friends and fellow group member Alan Davies, from Bridgetown, who is also Rio-bound.

'I'm nearly there now,' said Christina, who is the final year of an honours degree at the Wexford Campus of Carlow IT.

She is the daughter of Joan Kavanagh.

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