Naas Care of the Aged gambling on cancer cure

Tony and May Shorten, Catherine Doyle, and Cherry Ruane, with Patricia Murray.      Photo Tony Keane.
Hearts were trumps at the Naas Care of the Aged Centre for a recent monster whist drive which raised €2,270 for the Irish Cancer Society.

Hearts were trumps at the Naas Care of the Aged Centre for a recent monster whist drive which raised €2,270 for the Irish Cancer Society.

There was a huge turnout for the event which was organised by local woman Patricia Murray, Millbrook, a member of Team Generator in Relay for Life Kildare 2013.

Mrs. Murray’s husband and daughter are both cancer survivors and husband George is currently undergoing treatment.

“All of the money raised is going to the ICS and I believe very strongly that research will find a cure for this dreadful disease which statistically will affect one in three Co. Kildare people,” said Mrs. Murray. “Without cancer research there is no hope of finding a cure and the ICS does great work in terms of educating and informing people about cancer and providing support to sufferers and their families. Everybody who helped in any way is to be thanked,” she added.

The regular whist drive at the NCAC is one of the stalwarts of the Naas weekly events listings and takes place on Sundays at 9pm, run by Andy Kelly.

Naas Credit Union sponsored the cash prizes for the whist drive and the local business community generously donated raffle prizes - so all of the funds raised went directly to the cause. The Relay for Life Kildare 2013 events will conclude shortly.