A coffee morning in aid of Becky’s Beat, the new charity campaigning to raise awareness of life-saving defibrillators, will take place in St Mary’s Church of Ireland in Dungarvan this Thursday, July 14.
Becky’s Beat was set up this year by Brigid Ann Whelan in memory of her daughter, seven year-old Becky.
Becky, who was a student of Crehana National School, passed away suddenly while on a school trip in June last year.
She had an undiagnosed heart condition and Brigid Ann is now campaigning to raise awareness of life-saving defibrillators.
“Our initial focus was to raise awareness in local schools and we now hope that this will spread to the wider community” Brigid Ann explained
Becky’s family, who are from Carrick-on-Suir, are now hoping to get the vital defibrillators into every school in the country.
The charity feels that “if we managed to save just one child’s life this will all be worthwhile”.
The coffee morning will take place in the new vintage-style tea rooms at St. Mary’s.
There will also be a cake and produce stall to raise much-needed funds for both Becky’s Beat and the church repairs.
Ria Drohan from St. Mary’s said: ‘We are delighted to be helping this very admirable cause and hope people will give their support on the day.”
Becky’s Beat would also appreciate any old mobile phones which the charity is collecting to help provide schools with defibrillators. You can donate your old phones at the coffee morning.
You can also log onto the website: www.beckysbeat.ie for more information.
St Mary’s Church is also open every Saturday from 2-5pm for old-fashioned afternoon teas with antique china tea cups and homemade cakes.
The fundraising coffee morning takes place from 10am to 12.30pm this Thursday,.
St. Mary’s Church of Ireland is located in Jacknall Street by the Bandstand in Dungarvan.