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A 'Grand' community effort in Fermoy aids Philippines typhoon victims

The sum of €500 was recently handed over, following a pre-Christmas fundraiser for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, held in Fermoy.

Thursday, 23 January 2014
6:07 PM GMT



At the presentation of a cheque for €500 to Fermoy Gardai and Fermoy Neighbourhood Watch at The Grand Hotel were, front l-r: Pat Bowes (Neighbourhood Watch), Grand Hotel manager John Lyons, Community Garda Kathryn Canty and Eileen Tobin. Back l-r: Joe Tobin (Neighbourhood Watch), Sinead Twomey and Garda Andrew Geary. The money was raised through a fundraiser held at the hotel for the municipality of Balombon, which was badly hit by Typhoon Hiyan in November.
At the presentation of a cheque for €500 to Fermoy Gardai and Fermoy Neighbourhood Watch at The Grand Hotel were, front l-r: Pat Bowes (Neighbourhood Watch), Grand Hotel manager John Lyons, Community Garda Kathryn Canty and Eileen Tobin. Back l-r: Joe Tobin (Neighbourhood Watch), Sinead Twomey and Garda Andrew Geary. The money was raised through a fundraiser held at the hotel for the municipality of Balombon, which was badly hit by Typhoon Hiyan in November. Photo: Ellen Lynch

A fundraising initiative thought up by Fermoy Gardaí and Fermoy Neighbourhood Watch which was successfully run with the help of the owners and staff at The Grand Hotel in Fermoy, raised €500 for aid for the municipality of Balombon in the Philippines. The area, which has a population of over 20,000 people, was badly affected by Typhoon Haiyan in November. 

The hotel organised a number of special offers based around teas and coffees available every day at a small cost in the run up to Christmas. The hotel donated 20% of the price of every special purchased. They also placed an appeal box at the bar counter to allow people to make donations.

On Monday the cheque was handed over to Fermoy Gardai and Fermoy Neighbourhood Watch by hotel manager John Hynes. Sincere thanks was extended to Joe and Cliona Kearney and their staff at The Grand Hotel for running with the initiative and to all those who supported it. 


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