Dave and Rita O’Donovan presenting the proceeds to Margaret’s daughter Fiona Murphy, who accepted it on behalf of the fund.

By Lisa O’Donnell

An incredibly successful fundraising evening was held in Shanballymore recently, all in aid of the Margaret Murphy Memorial Fund.

The event, which took place on Saturday July 16th at the Corner House, Shanballymore, was held by the family and friends of the late Margaret Murphy to raise funds for the improvement of patient care in the Oncology Ward of Cork University Hospital.

The highlight of the night was the presentation of the proceeds from the recent ‘100 Rivers Challenge’, where Dave O’Donavan and Peter Driver fished 100 rivers, completing their challenge of catching 100 trout each over the course of less than seven days.

The challenge raised €1,130 which was presented to Margaret’s daughter, Fiona, who accepted the proceeds on behalf of the fund.

A raffle on the night ensured that there were plenty of prizes up for grabs, while the ever popular John and Danny supplied the music. Donations and raffle ticket sales raised a total of €660 for the cause.

The organisers would like to thank the O’Donovan and Driver families, Paddy and Mary Irwin who provided the facilities and music for the evening and everyone in the community who supported the fundraiser.