Trivia Night Fundraiser for Kate Flynn and Breaking the Silence Commences This Friday

By Alan Sheehan

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It is just over a week until the Trivia Night fundraiser for both Kate Flynn and Breaking the Silence Cobh this Friday, 30 June.
All are welcome to the Trivia Night hosted by the Ballynoe Inn, Cobh which will begin at 8.30pm. A table of four is priced at €20 with the proceeds to be distributed to both Kate Flynn and to Breaking the Silence Cobh. Based on last year’s iteration, the event is expected to be very well supported.
The Trivia Night is an offshoot from the annual Skydive Fundraiser for Breaking the Silence, with Kate Flynn designated as the second charity for the event on Saturday, 12 August. Kate’s father Mark will be one of the skydivers on the day. Another fundraiser, a mouse race set for early August, is also being confirmed as another tangential event from the sixth annual Skydive Fundraise.
Cobh Pirates Rugby Club will host a fundraiser on Saturday, 26 August for Kate Flynn, which will feature a barbeque, bouncy castles and an assortment of children’s entertainment.
Kate Flynn is a four year old from Cobh who has a chromosomal deletion and a central breathing issue meaning she also has a tracheostomy and requires 24 hour ventilation. Her parents Lisa and Mark have fundraised for years for the means to improve Kate’s quality of life, a big part of which is a refurbishment to the family home to give Kate a more spacious bedroom with an accessible bathroom.
Breaking the Silence Cobh is a suicide prevention group which works to create a suicide safer community by connecting persons at risk of suicide with life preserving resources. The group was set up in 2007 and is run on a voluntary basis, continually offering suicide prevention training and providing both safeTALK and ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) Training Programmes free of charge.

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