Naas sisters raise €459 for Barretstown at Wild Food Festival

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Naas sisters raise €459 for Barretstown  at Wild Food Festival

Eve and Millie O'Dowd used their grandmother's recipe

The Naas Wild Food Festival turned out to be more than that.

With a little help from a few people around them two girls decided to set up a stall at the fair selling soup to raise funds for Barretstown, which offers free medically endorsed programmes for children and their families living with cancer and serious illness.

The girls are sisters Eve (10) and Millie (8) O'Dowd, fifth and third class pupils at Scoil Bhride (Sallins Road).

“We decided to make home made soups using our grandmother’s recipes and we borrowed an 1973 old army Land Rover from Dad as a place to sell the soup from,” said Eve.

Their mother Emma secured sponsorship from a variety of local retailers and businesses and sold the soup during the one day event at the Canal Harbour in Naas raising €459 for Barretstown.

She thanked Swans on the Green, Rushe’s Super Valu, Brennan’s Catering Supplies, Kavanagh’s off licence and Novi.