RJ Carolan's family are delighted to announce that after receiving sponsorship to cover the costs of lighting their house for Christmas, that this year will be their 3rd year to raise money for charity! RJ is in Mrs Cumiskey's Senior Infants class.
In 2020, they raised €4,303 for the Dundalk Simon Community. Then in 2021, they raised €8,321.38 for The Rotunda Foundation and the NICU in Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda.
Roisin and Robert are completely blown away to have fundraised this amount for these three organisations -“We would like to thank all who donated online, sent donations and donated to the buckets when they visited. It was such a joy for us to see the cars pulling up, and parents taking photos with their children of the lights, and of our 6ft tall Santa at the gate.”
After the fundraiser in 2021, Roisin and Robert hadn’t planned on doing another fundraiser- they were hoping to take some time out, just to enjoy Christmas with their family, but in August when their dear friend Isabelle passed away after a very tough fight with cancer, it seemed that they had no other option, but to raise money in Isabelle’s memory. In consultation with Isabelle’s husband Paul, the decision was made to raise money for St. James’s Hospital, Dublin, where Isabelle received most of her treatment.
The Carolan family understand that with the cost of living crisis, that people have enough to do with their money, but please donate whatever you can, no matter how little, it will make a difference to somebody.
Be sure to visit and see the lights in person. The Carolan family home is just 5 miles outside Dundalk- Cortial, Kilkerley, Dundalk A91 T671. Make sure and bring the kids and take photos. The lights will be on from 5pm each evening from Friday 2nd of December until the new year.
All proceeds will be donated to St.James’s Hospital Dublin.