Donkey Derby Donation
Thursday 16 February 2012
The Cedar Foundation in Dromore County Tyrone have received a cheque of £1,580 from Harry Irvine, the organiser of the Parkgate Donkey Derby and Presentation Night.
The Parkgate Donkey Derby, Ireland’s only donkey chase takes place every year and the daytime event raised £6,000 for Diabetes UK NI. The Cedar Foundation were beneficiaries of funds raised at a special presentation of prizes event in McConnells of Doagh. A good night’s craic was had by all with entertainment by Graham Quinn and Philip Strange. The rodeo bull was a success as usual and enjoyed by all participants and onlookers.
Harry Irvine said, “I would like to thank McConnells of Doagh for the supper and venue and all who donated ballot prizes, and everyone who attended and supported this event enabling us to raise this money for Cedar.”
Jim Monteith from Clabby, Fivemiletown explains why Cedar was chosen to benefit from the evening’s event, “I’m good friends with Harry and once he heard how my 7 year old grandson William who has Cerebral Palsy has benefited from attending The Cedar Foundation in Dromore, he was keen to offer his support for the charity. I would like to express my sincere gratitude to him for his kindness.”