Soroptimists dig deep to support Kerry Refuge

Members of Killarney Soroptimist Club presenting the hampers to Catherine Casey of the Adapt Kerry Refuge Centre

THE caring ladies of the Killarney Soroptimist Club, together with family and friends, have created Christmas hampers, for the third year, to be presented to the Adapt Kerry Refuge Centre in Tralee.

They festive hampers were handed centre manager Catherine Casey who expressed gratitude on behalf of all who will benefit from the generosity.

Killarney Soroptimist Club President, Teresa Irwin, said it is wonderful to be in a position to donate these Christmas hampers to Adapt once again.

Teresa Irwin: President

“Due to Covid and not being able to hold normal club meetings, we were unsure what we could manage. We are thrilled with the response since we decided to go ahead and amazed at the generosity and the number of hampers. We wish to thank all those that donated,” she stated.

Catherine Casey, General Manager of Adapt Kerry said she is aware that there is a great deal of organising and work done by all the members in collecting and putting the hampers together.

“It is heartwarming to see the support and generosity of the club. Adapt Kerry and the Killarney Soroptimists have built a very good relationship over the last number of years and they have led many campaigns to highlight our service in the Killarney area, including taking part in the Safe Homes, Safe Communities initiatives,” Catherine said.

“There is no doubt that their work raises awareness of our service and has contributed to many more women making contact with us for support by phone, through our outreach service and availing of refuge,” she added.

Adapt Kerry can be contacted on 066-7129100 at anytime.