Cancer gets a solid threshing

Brendan Ferris: event host
Brendan Ferris: event host

THE team behind a big fundraising event that generated €27,000 to help in the fight against cancer will present cheques to the organisations to benefit at a function at the weekend.

The one-day Threshing Cancer event, held on the farm of Brendan Ferris in Beaufort last August, has been hailed as an outstanding success.

The beneficiaries are the oncology unit at Kerry General Hospital, Recovery Haven and the hospice room at St Joseph’s Home, Killorglin.

“2015 was the third year that the event was held and €27,000 was a phenomenal amount of money for such a young event,” said PRO Hazel Joy.

“The Threshing Cancer Committee hopes that this collection will be of benefit and comfort to those who experience cancer.”

The big event attracted vintage enthusiasts from around the country and abroad who flocked to the Ferris farm to see how threshing was done in the old days.

The presentation night has been arranged for Galvin’s Bar in Beaufort  on Saturday night at 9.00pm.