Social Dancing is held every Saturday night in Youghal. More than just a night of dancing, it is also an evening spent with friends and dance lovers who come from all around the East Cork and West Waterford areas to trip the light fantastic. Organised and run by dedicated volunteers Mags Carey, Teresa and Maura Joyce the Social Dancing night has become a firm favourite with many who look forward to it from one week to the next.
Funds raised are always donated to local charities and this year was no exception when, on Saturday night last, cheques were presented by the organisers to Youghal Community First Responders (€1,500); Pieta House (€1,500) with donations to Marymount Hospice and Clashmore Defibrillator Group of €500 each.
Delighted to accept the cheques on behalf of their organisations, Angela Horgan Pieta House, and Patrick McCarthy, Ciara Farrell and Orla Murphy Youghal Community Responders extended sincere thanks to Teresa, Mags and Maura for their ongoing great work.
Speaking with The East Cork Journal Patrick said their aim is to provide Defibrillators to all areas in Youghal. "The third public access Defibrillator was recently installed at Farrell's of Summerfield", he said, "with thanks to Michael Farrell who donated the box and allowed the machine to be placed there. Two more Defibrillators will soon be installed, one at The Quay's Bar and another in Clashmore, which is all thanks to the generosity and donations from the people".
Angela Horgan, Funding Advocacy Co-Ordinator, Pieta House also thanked the ladies for the massive cheque which will help in their work preventing suicide and self-harm. She told The East Cork Journal that Pieta House provides a free, therapeutic approach to people who are in suicidal distress and continued by saying "We must get the message out that it's OK to talk about it".
Well done Maura, Teresa and Mags, for providing a great social night for dancers each week in the town, and donating the monies raised to four very worthy charities.