Almost a year after his wife Nuala passed on, Andrew Hanna ran a very successful coffee morning and ballot in her memory in the Church of Ireland Halls in Irvinestown on Saturday 7th May. The event raised the remarkable total of £4,245.25 for the work of the RVH Liver Support Group.
The morning was notable for many things – the excellent catering, the steady stream of people coming and going from 11 a.m. until after 1 p.m. and, above all else, the calm and dignified way in which the family talked about their loss.
The ballot draw was at 1.15 p.m. By this stage most of the winners had left, identified only by the names and addresses on their tickets. These addresses spanned an area well beyond Irvinestown, with winners from, amongst other places, Enniskillen, Tempo and Lisbellaw. All of which is testimony to the respect in which the family is held and to the willingness of so many to support them.
It was a privilege for committee members Donald and Jennifer Cairnduff to be there and to talk about the work and objectives of the Group. Our thanks and best wishes go to Andrew, to his wonderful family and to all who contributed to a memorable morning by their presence and their generosity.