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Laragh United & Stars of Strictly team up for Charity

posted 9 Mar 2011, 14:16 by Unknown user   [ updated 16 Mar 2011, 10:51 ]

Start your St. Patrick’s Day celebrations early and do your bit for charity as on Wednesday night 16th March 2011 Laragh United present ‘Strictly Come Dancing: Let’s go round again’ in the Imperial Nite Club in Cavan. The dancing stars will perform their sell out show for one night only to raise money for 3 very worthwhile charities: Copper Coins for Cancer Care, Positive Age: The Good Morning Programme and the Haiti Fund. This event starts at 9:30pm and promises to live up to the outstanding success of their show in the Hotel Kilmore a few short weeks ago. One of the charities that will benefit from the show is “Copper Coins for Cancer Care”. This charity was founded by one of the ‘Strictly Stars’ Joe Sharkey in memory of his late wife Anna Sharkey and close family friend the late Gertie Smith who both passed away within 18 months of each other. Joe & his nephew Kieran Smith launched this charity on the 17th May 2010 and to date have raised over €5000. His idea is simple “we are not looking for large donations but in every house there is a jar or copper coins in the window, maybe on your bedside locker, coins in the dash of your car, loose change in a drawer somewhere, all this adds up and rather than going to waste it can be used to make a real difference to people suffering with Cancer. Any money we collect goes straight to the Oncology Unit in Cavan Hospital, Bailieborough Cancer Fund, Virginia Cancer Fund and the Palliative Care team in Cavan.” Laragh United would ask if possible please support Joe and the rest of the dancers for these 3 very worthwhile causes.    


Cooper Coins for Cancer Care founder: Joe Sharkey with dancing partner Annemarie Lynch who will be dancing ‘Salsa’ at ‘Strictly’