The Ben and Jake Connolly Trust donate over €1,000 to Mountmellick flood victims

Michelle Hogan

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Michelle Hogan

The Ben and Jake Connolly Trust donate over €1,000 to Mountmellick flood victims

Janet Stewart enjoying the night in aid of Mountmellick Flood Community Support.

The trustees of The Ben and Jake Connolly Trust decided to donate all money raised at a recent fundraising event to Mountmellick Flood Community Support.

The Little Black Dress night was held in The Mellick Inn on Saturday, December 9. 

A total of €1,025 was raised on the night, all of this will be donated to flood victims. Over €10,000 has been donated to help those affected by the flood so far. This figure is expected to rise when all funds are lodged next week.

Mountmellick family still living in emergency hotel show the flood damage in their home.

Mountmellick woman in USA for 53 years donates $4,000 to flood victims.

Ladies from Mountmellick, Portarlington and other areas in Laois attended on the night to enjoy the music, have a laugh and raise much needed funds for the local cause.

Janet Stewart of the Ben and Jake Connolly Trust thanked everyone for their participation, donations, goodie bags, hampers and raffle prizes. 

"A very special thank you to Kristine Melne of World of Sparkles, O'Moore street, Mountmellick. Kristine donated all the goods in our goodie bags and an amazing hamper for the raffle. The Killeshin Hotel for the afternoon tea vouchers in the goodie bags. Another excuse for an afternoon to chat with our friends and dress up. This is not an official thank you from the trust it is my own personal thank you as a member of the Ben and Jake Connolly Trust fundraising committee. Without the support of our community we would not have the house as far on as it is. We are glad of an opportunity to be able to give something back to you," Janet shared on Facebook. 

The Mountmellick Flood Community Support group thanked The Ben and Jake Connolly Trust for its donation.

"Well done and thank you from all of us to all at the Ben and Jake Connolly Trust. Looks like a lovely night was had and it really as a beautiful thing to see - one support network supporting another. That is what you call true community," the flood support group shared on Facebook.