Community spirit raises funds for MS Society Foyle

Patrons of Knobbs' Tavern present a cheque for �2929 to Terry McNamee, Development Offiecr, MS Society Foyle branch. From left are, Terry McNamee, Nicola Hill, Ann McGuinnes, Ann Hill, Maurie McKeegan (seated), Noel McGinness, Leeann Pearson, Vera McClay and Kirsty Hill.
Patrons of Knobbs' Tavern present a cheque for �2929 to Terry McNamee, Development Offiecr, MS Society Foyle branch. From left are, Terry McNamee, Nicola Hill, Ann McGuinnes, Ann Hill, Maurie McKeegan (seated), Noel McGinness, Leeann Pearson, Vera McClay and Kirsty Hill.

A group of patrons from Knobbs’ Tavern, a pub in the district of Kildoag, have raised a staggering £2,929 for local charity MS Society Foyle.

Regular Maurice McKeegan said: “For the past six years we have raised money every autumn for charity. This year we decided on MS Society Foyle when a friend of mine’s daughter was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. We heard about the great work they do and are delighted to have raised money for them.”

The group raised the money through a series of fundraising events including a bottle stall, ‘Guess the number of sweets in the jar’, a regular bonus ball competition, donations, a raffle and a night with music.

Terry McNamee, Development Officer with MS Society Foyle thanked the group saying: “This is a tremendous effort and the Foyle branch are extremely grateful for their efforts. The monies will be put to good use helping local people who have been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis.”