Havin’ a coffee, havin’ a chat, havin’ a laugh

Well what can I say! I’m beyond grateful at how fantastically well the Chari-Tea Coffee Morning in aid of Havin’aLaugh went.

A fantastic amount of money was raised and it’s still coming in. So far €384.50 from raffle, €676.94 from the coffee morning donations. So a total of €1061.44!!! That’s just amazing for a two hour coffee morning! On behalf of myself and the Havin’aLaugh Charity I’d like to say thank you so much to all of you who supported our event. The Go Fund Me page will remain open until the end of the week.

Also a big list of thank yous:
The Blind Tiger – Chris, Sinead, Patricia and Sarah. They were so kind and generous, we ended up taking over the cafe and they didn’t take a cent in payment from us for anything including the drinks.

Osta, The Food Centre, East Coast Bakehouse, Cafe Fleur, Kate’s Kitchen, Sweet Beat, O’Hehir’s Bakery, Aj Heraghty, Carrie Hughes, Aine McCarthy, Marie Casserly and someone who bought in the most gorgeous lemon drizzle cake but I didn’t see who it was. Thank you so much for donating such gorgeous food!

A sincere thanks to everyone who donated prizes for the raffle they are as follows:
Harrison’s Restaurant Voucher won by Lorraine Downes
Glasshouse Hotel won by Maggie from The Cat and the Moon
Indian Tickets won by Joanna
Lorna Watkins Art Print won by Noirin
Seascape Cushion from Claudia won by Annie Harrison
Nail Vanish Set won by Clare Lynch
Brendan Tierney School of Motoring Driving Lesson won by Samantha
Wine from The Blind Tiger won by Vanessa and Loretta
Cakes from The Food Centre won by Statia
Raised Bed from QuickCrop won by Sharon Looby
Martina Hamilton jewellery won by Marie Casserly
The Mill Pharmacy prize won by Gerry Sweeney
Mindful Nora Print won by Jackie
Splash Swim School voucher won by Mary Dunbar
Wine from Statia won by Clara
I’m still waiting to get through to some of the winners so keep a look out for missed calls.

Now to my fantastic team of willing volunteers:
Patricia, Ailbhe, Caitriona, Noirin, Tish, Tracy, Sonia, Jacintha, AJ, Barry. All amazing and I’d have been lost without you all.

To Blaithin Sweeney from Havin’aLaugh. An amazing, inspirational lady. Thank you for letting me run with this idea and for your support.

Thank you to Ocean FM, Sligo Today, The Sligo Weekender and The Sligo Champion for their coverage.

A huge thank you to each and everyone of you who came along. The event was just what I hoped it to be. Connections being made, people chatting with strangers, a welcoming environment. Just perfect and all down to you guys xx

Apologies if I’ve forgotten anyone – you can see my very enthusiastic video here:


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