In 1985 a group of us had an idea to raise funds for Trócaire and to involve the local community. We called a meeting for anyone interested in getting involved and formed a committee. We decided to hold a Coffee Morning on Shrove Tuesday and the Tuesday of Holy Week. They were a huge success and those who attended and supported the cause enjoyed the sociability and meeting each other.
So from that initial success it was decided Tuesdays in Ferrybank became ‘Coffee Morning Day!’ Initially these mornings were funded by the Committee and still are today. So all donations and admission charge were directly donated to Trócaire. The mornings always involved a Sales Table of Bric-a-Brac, Books, Cakes and a Raffle.
From this idea the Coffee Mornings were so popular and the demand so great we began to hold them for numerous other worthy causes. In those years the parish has grown and we started to have different areas sponsor the mornings and this has proved to be very inclusive.
We have had a very loyal group of helpers, some from the very first day and over the years we have raised money from Coffee Mornings for Scouts, Schools, Hospice, Christmas Shoe Boxes, Summer Camps and Children with Disabilities.
We also do two each year for the St. Vincent de Paul and a very special parish one at Christmas with a Christmas Fayre and Carols.
We appreciate every helper, host and guest who have gathered to participate down through the years in these wonderful ‘get-togethers’ and we look forward to sharing a ‘cuppa’ with you all in the future!
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