One of our favourite events to host is the East Coast FM Coffee Morning, though we sometimes shift it to the afternoon. It’s a great event in which residents, staff, friends and family all gather for teas, cakes, coffees, and some music too. We also hold a raffle to help raise money for local cancer support services. This year, we were able to raise €450, and all around the Garden County, the community helped raise over €92,000!
Some of the organisations that received these funds are Purple House Cancer Support, Greystones Cancer Support, Wicklow Cancer Support, West Wicklow Cancer Support, Arklow Cancer Support, Roundwood Cancer Support, Rathdrum Cancer Support, and the Wicklow Hospice. The are vital services, each one providing valuable information, transportation, and assistance to those affected by cancer. Many of these organisations operate through the concerted effort of dedicated volunteer staff. Fundraisers like these help keep the lights on, and we’re proud to continue to raise money and awareness for such a worthy cause.