Barbecue party benefits Kidney Association

A man who underwent a successful kidney transplant 16 years ago was among the organisers of a fundraiser in aid of the Irish Kidney Association in Walls Bar in Carrickbeg last Saturday.

A man who underwent a successful kidney transplant 16 years ago was among the organisers of a fundraiser in aid of the Irish Kidney Association in Walls Bar in Carrickbeg last Saturday.

The charity event featuring a barbecue and great music entertainment from Art Supple was a terrific night supported by a large crowd from Carrick-on-Suir, Carrickbeg, Portlaw, Clonea, Rathgormack and beyond.

There were many spot prizes including a door prize won on the night and everyone dug deep to generously support the raffle.

The fundraiser was organised by Emily Comerford, Eddie Sullivan and Michael Hassett.

Emily Comerford praised the kindness and great support of everyone who attended the event and spoke of her partner Eddie Sullivan who successfully underwent a kidney transplant 16 years ago having been on dialysis for a year and half previously.

Since his kidney transplant Eddie’s life has been transformed and he is forever grateful for the gift of good health and quality of life restored to him.

He is committed with the support of his partner Emily and friend Michael to continue to raise awareness and funds for the Irish Kidney Association.

The organisers said they wished to thank all who supported the night and helped out in any way. They also thank Jimmy and Nora Wall for kindly providing the venue for the fundraiser.

All funds raised will benefit the Waterford Branch of the Irish Kidney Association.