McArdle family fundraise in honour of Raymond

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Wednesday, October 24th, 2018

The McArdle Family in conjunction with the Forkhill community recently held a weekend of events in the Welcome Inn, Forkhill in remembrance of their father and friend Raymond McArdle. 

Throughout the weekend, family and friends held a number of events which included; darts competition, lorry-pull, BBQ and live entertainment. 



The hugely supported fundraising initiative raised a terrific total of £1066.29 and €471.92 which will help PIPS Hope and Support to continue assisting and supporting people with issues relating to suicide, self-harm and improve their mental and emotional wellbeing.

Speaking at the cheque presentation on Saturday 29 October at the Welcome Inn, Paul McArdle said, “On behalf of the McArdle family, we wish to thank our many friends, family, neighbours, colleagues, clubs and the local community for their support in honouring and remembering our father Raymond. 



“As a family we also wanted to support our local PIPS Hope and Support charity to ensure we are able to contribute towards the sustainability of such a valuable organisation.

Paul added, “We would also like to especially acknowledge Paul Shevlin and Paul Mulholland who worked tirelessly throughout the fundraiser and we express our thanks to Jim and Martin, Lenagh Transport, Colum McAnneny, Mark Shevlin, all local businesses who supported the events including all players and attendees throughout the weekend, every persons’ support is cherished by us all.”

Padraig Harte, PIPS Hope and Supports Fundraising Officer, thanked the McArdle family and everyone involved who supported the family. “We thank the McArdle family for selecting PIPS Hope & Support to be the beneficiary of the event which raised an amazing £1066.29 and €471.92. 



“We are grateful to everyone who attended, sponsored or donated to the events showing their support to the family and PIPS Hope and Support.”

Padraig added, “The funds raised will help to ensure the continued provision of vital services and resources for anyone in emotional distress in need of support and we thank the McArdle family and the Forkhill community for supporting our charity.”



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