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Monday 22 October 2018

Local charities benefit from two motor shows

Wexford Motor Show and Wexford Sports & Classic Car Club presented cheques with a total value of €7,247.18 to Wexford RNLI, Special Olympics Ireland, Wexford Women’s Refuge and Wexford Marine Watch
Wexford Motor Show and Wexford Sports & Classic Car Club presented cheques with a total value of €7,247.18 to Wexford RNLI, Special Olympics Ireland, Wexford Women’s Refuge and Wexford Marine Watch
At the presentation of the cheque for €800 to Wexford RNLI were, from left: Eithne Coulter, Georgina Lacey, Ian Dunne, Margo Doyle, Florence Jenkins, Mary Doyle, TJ Bohanna and Jay and Maisie Bohanna

Brendan Keane

The organisers of the Wexford Motor Show (WMS) and the Wexford Sports and Classic Car Club show have presented €7,247.18 to local charities much to the delight of all concerned.

The WMS committee presented Wexford RNLI with a cheque for €1857.77 which included donations from Graham Kennedy and DB Daly's car club. The latter club, which specialises in highly modified top-of-the-range German and Japanese show cars provided a great added spectacle to the overall show which took place on the quayfront in June.

There was also a Cops & Donuts event held in conjunction with the show that raised €2,767 for Special Olympics Ireland and the organisers said it was a great success.

The Wexford Sports and Classic Car Club also held an event, in April, and it presented a cheque for €622.41 to Special Olympics Ireland. The event also raised €1,000 for both Wexford Marine Watch and Wexford Women's Refuge.

A spokesperson for the organising committee of the events commented to this newspaper: 'This was only possible by the generosity of all the people who donated on both show days earlier this year.'

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