'Amazing' turnout at cabaret night for radiotherapy trust
A generous amount of money has been raised for the South East Radiotherapy Trust after a successful night in the Ferrycarrig hotel recently.
The cabaret night raised €5,900 for the South East charity and was enjoyed by all who attended. 'The night was absolutely brilliant, we even ran out of chairs as more than 240 people turned up,' said Tracey McGrath. 'We underestimated the great turnout and also ran out of raffle tickets.'
Local businesses sponsored the event by donating 64 spot prizes for the night, with many individuals also contributing prizes for the fundraiser.
A variety of entertainment was provided that catered for all ages. 'We had people from 18 to 70 and no one complained,' said Tracey, 'Paddy Murphy started the night with his bagpipes, followed by the Gospel choir and then we had Borderline and a DJ later on for the younger crowd.'
The charity is a volunteer-based transport service that covers the South East hospitals for patients undergoing radiotherapy. 'We were truly amazed at the turnout,' said Tracey. 'We will definitely consider doing this as an annual thing.'