Brian O’Callaghan, President of Kilkenny Lions Club, distributed €30,000 raised from the Christmas Hamper Appeal and other recent fund-raising events to local organisations at St. Canice’s Cathedral.
Among those local organisations that benefitted were: St. Vincent De Paul; The Good Shepherd Centre; the Amber Refuge; The Church of Ireland and Kilkenny Social Services.
This year’s appeal was a tremendous success and he thanked the Kilkenny People and KCLR for giving so much of their time and resources in supporting the various Lions events.
He thanked the depth and spirit of the people of Kilkenny, both business and community, who contributed so generously and participated in this year’s appeal.
He also thanked Maura Kenealy for use of her shop in Upper Patrick Street as a collection point for auction items.
He commended the members of Kilkenny Lions Club for their hard work and commitment over the year.
Finally he thanked all of this year sponsors and in particular, State Street International Ireland Ltd, Country Style Foods Ltd, PWC and Davy Private Clients.
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