Big hearted Blackwater Women’s Group support the children of Gaza

The Blackwater Women’s Group held a series of events throughout the month of October to support the UNICEF appeal to help orphaned, injured and traumatised children in Gaza return to school. They decided that rather than ask people to just donate money, members would host events and pass on all monies raised to the campaign.
The events ranged from Keep-Fit, Yoga and Relaxation classes to Movie and Card nights, Coffee Mornings and High Tea Evenings, Home Decorations and a Parent and Toddler Party. Several of the women baked cakes and offered refreshments at the events, and most were kindly facilitated at The Blackwater Tavern by Mary and Teddy O’Neill.
While the group are involved in mainly local and some national campaigns, this is the first time that they have dedicated their efforts to an international cause.
“Initially I set an ambitious target of raising €1,000 and was thrilled when we actually hit the €1,800 mark. The Blackwater Women’s Group were outstanding in their efforts, and UNICEF have expressed their deep appreciation.” said Chairperson Mairead Robinson who added that in an atmosphere where fundraising for charities is particularly challenging, this was a wonderfully heart-warming achievement by the group.