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Clonmel trad group 'South Wind' raise €1,260 for Friends of Bridgewater House

Group thanks public who supported their day of busking

Jeddy Walsh

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Clonmel trad group 'South Wind' raise €1,260 for Friends of Bridgewater House

Edel Meaney of South Wind hands over the cheque to George Hogg, Brian Pollard and Christopher Hogg.

Clonmel traditional music group South Wind who gave up their time on Saturday, 16th June, busking at two different locations around the Clonmel, last week handed over a cheque for €1,260 to the Friends of Bridgewater House charity.

Our presentation picture above shows:

Edel Meaney, on behalf of the South Wind Trad and Folk Group, presenting a cheque for €1,260 to George Hogg, Brian Pollard and Christopher Hogg of the Friends of Bridgewater House and Knocklofty Rural Day Care Services, following the South Wind's recent Charity Busking Day in Moynihan's Bar; SuperValu, Poppyfields and Tesco Supermarket in aid of The Friends. Also included are South Wind members - Liam O'Shea, Mary Morris, Tony Brosnan, Tommy Hartigan, Anne Dwyer, Oliver Harte and Treasa Nic Dhiarmada.

On the Saturday morning South Wind played at Super Valu at the Poppyfields, and then the same afternoon they headed over to Tesco Supermarket on the By-Pass, to continue to entertain the shoppers. And the public responded very generously in appreciation of their traditional music and fundraising efforts.

The self-described “mature” music group, South Wind, undertook the gigs to help with fundraising for the Friends of Bridgewater House and Knocklofty Rural Day Service.

The “Friends” were formed mainly by the parents of children and young disabled persons who attend both premises. 

Funds raised are used primarily top provide a well-deserved summer holiday for those who attend the centres and also, when funds allow, to attend the occasional concert in Dublin, Cork and elsewhere. The benefits of these little extras are priceless to the children and young adults, and the appreciation, in return, immeasurable.

Traditional and Folk music group South Wind getting ready for a seisiún: Back, from left: Oliver Harte, Tommy Hartigan, Tony Brosnan and Liam O'Shea. Seated, from left: Ann Dwyer, Edel Meaney, Treasa Nic Dhiarmada and Mary Morris.

The group wish to thank all those who supported them on the day and attended the cheque presentation in Moynihans.