Marie snaps up the chance to support a good cause

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For the past seven years, Killarney photographer Marie Carroll-O’Sullivan has chosen the Jack & Jill foundation as the recipient of her annual photo-shoot fundraiser but this year she decided to make a change and keep the funding more local.

With the Kerry Mountain Rescue Team currently expanding its base camp at Killarney Garda Station, and in need of funding, Marie opted to donate the proceeds in support of that project given the magnificent work they do on a voluntary basis.

Marie Carroll-O’Sullivan, The Little Memory Gallery (third from left) presents a cheque for €1,500 to Kerry Mountain Rescue team members with (left) Catriona White, International Hotel, Liam Ryan, Collette O’Shea, project administrator Mick Long and John O’Sullivan

Her photo-shoot event, held in the International Hotel, raised €1,500 and this week Marie presented a cheque to delighted team members.

“We’d be a while collecting at church gates to the tune of €1,500,” said team member John O’Sullivan.

Marie, owner of the Little Memory Gallery, said she is very grateful to Collette Clifford O’Shea who helped her with the administration work involved and she praised the families, businesses and groups of friends (some pictured above) that walked through the door to have their portraits taken to help the Kerry Mountain Rescue.

“It’s a mere drop in the ocean but it’s a dent all the same,” Marie said.

“I think it’s good to give back while we are here, no matter now big or small. It’s not a huge amount but every little helps,” she added. Everyone reads it – ask anyone. Call 087-2229761 to advertise