Saturday Sep 19th, 2020, bucket collection in the streets of Tralee
Towards our projects in favour of disadvantaged children in Lebanon. All help and donations welcome!!!
Despite the rain, on Saturday Sep 5th a great bunch of people who live on St Peter’s Cresent and in the surrounding area came out to enjoy a night of open-air Bingo and to support Lebanon Trust’s projects in favour of the children’s institutions that we support.
It was a brilliant night, with friends and supporters clad in their rain gear, standing in doorways or sitting in car booths, raising a total of EUR 941! EUR 170 went towards the Bingo prizes and the hiring of a sound system, leaving a whopping total of EUR 771 for Lebanon.
Paul Horace, the organiser and Lebanon Trust’s Treasurer, would like to thank all those who helped and participated, and in particular Luke Creagh, Eileen Creagh, Amy Whelan, James Laughran, Rachael Dempsey.
Thank you friends!
not that anyone ever doubted it – Kevin made it!! Here is his message:
The 3 peaks-3 crosses one day challenge was completed yesterday in tough conditions on each of the three mountains. Thanks to all who helped make the challenge possible, and thank you for all your generous donations that made this event a fundraiser rather than just a tough day in the mountains. Your money will make a direct difference for the better for the children in Lebanon supported by our Charity. Every day is a challenge for them, and you have all helped in a big way to help them.
Thank you so much..
Kevin, the hero of the “3 peaks-3 crosses one day challenge” is raising funds for Lebanon Trust’s projects. Many friends have responded generously to this great initiative. We would like to express our immense gratitude to them: (in inverse chronological order)
the many, many “Anonymous” donors
Kieran o Shea
The Halpin Family
Deirdre, Joe, Anton and Mary
Don and Siobhan
Una and Kieran
Kevin & Noreen
Uncles and auntie Mary
Kayla and Amelia
Sharon O S
Christine, Nora & Danny
Dee, Tom H, Mike O’D, Sean, Joanne, Niamh, Shane, Adam, Chris, James, Donie, John, Michael H.
Anne and Jerry casey
Ken and Lisa
Joan & Peter
The luckiest son in the world
Ken and Liz
Bryan and Gráinne
Aidan and Sharon
Gary, Judy, Lauren and Kerri.
Pen and John
Monika and the kids.
Michele and Fergus
Tracy O Keeffe
Sandra and Sean O Keeffe
Andrea and the O’Donoghues
We hope that many of you will support Kevin’s fundraising to help our projects, especially in this difficult time: Lebanon has been hit not only by the Coronavirus pandemic, but also by a terrible economic crisis which has seen its currency lose a staggering 60% of its value. Prices have become sky-high and a large part of the population cannot afford basic goods. Of course, the poor and the refugees – the most vulnerable – have been affected disproportionally hard.
Many heartfelt thanks to Sam, Gerardine Gardezi, Andrea, Marion O’Mahony, Trevor Devereux, Peter White and the many anonymous friends who have donated generously so far! The world is wonderful because you are in it.
There are three mountains in beautiful Kerry (Ireland) that have crosses at the top: Cnoc na Tober, Carrauntoohil and Mt. Brandon.
As a fundraising challenge for Lebanon Trust, our friend Kevin Boyle intends to climb to the summit of the three mountain crosses in the same day, Saturday 6th June 2020.
We all sincerely hope that this is a fundraising challenge that is worthy of your support, along with the charity that I hope to raise funds for – Lebanon Trust.
Kevin will have a small number of friends supporting him on the day, including KCC’s own Kenneth Leahy who will climb with him, and John Lynch who will provide logistical support. Kevin thanks them in advance for their time and effort, given freely.
This year Kevin will carry the Kerry flag with him to the top of the three mountains, and again when you make your donation/pledge, you will be able to nominate two names to be written on the flag, as a gesture of remembrance, spirituality and intentions for your nominated loved ones.
All the funds raised will go to Lebanon Trust’s charitable projects, to help those who can’t help themselves. We all hope you can support the effort.
Thank you in advance from Kevin and all the volunteers of Lebanon Trust.
This was our volunteer’s 12th consecutive visit to FAID, School for the Deaf, in Beirut.
We painted and renovated the Vocational Training room, where FAID’s children will be trained to become hairdressers; did many maintenance tasks at the school; cleaned up the garden and fixed and re-installed the clinic door.
At the end of our stay, we all shared chocolates & cheers with the all the children.
Thanks to our donors, we were able to help the school with
– USD 8000 for the speech therapy,
– USD 2000 for heating fuel
– and we financed the renovation work that we carried out
We look forward to next year’s visit!
Once again, a generous donation of USD 1500 will support Lebanon Trust’s charitable projects in favour of the disadvantaged and refugee children of Lebanon. Our deep gratitude and a special thought go to Kathleen and Mick Halpin for their friendship and constant help. We would lke to thank to all staff and members of the Foundation as well.
Once again, Lebanon Trust’s volunteers are heading to Lebanon. For two weeks in November, they will visit FAID School for the Deaf, the Association Najdeh‘s refugee kindergartens, and the institute for orphaned and street children Home of Hope Lebanon, doing practical work and delivering financial support, thanks to our friends and donors!
A huge THANK YOU to all the generous people who helped us this year!
Our wonderful friends at Symantec in Dublin organised a galactic cake sale – and raised more than EUR 1000 for our projects!
We are speechless and cannot thank them enough for such a wonderful generosity. This is amazing. Your generosity, dear friends, will go a long way to help vulnerable children, refugees and orphans. Thank you, Mick Halpin, Stephanie Derwojed, Fabio Fantino, Tina, Alexandra, and all who participated, from the bottom of our hearts.
A great team of Lebanon Trust’s friends took up the famous – and strenuos -“To Hell And Back”, Ireland’s toughest physical and mental endurance challenge, to raise funds for our charitable projects. Above, team leader Andy Walsh hands over more than EUR 400 to Christy, Lebanon Trust’s chairman.
We thank them deeply & sincerely for the pain and suffering endured for the cause! Thank you brave friends!
On the last Thursday of June our friends at Symantec Dublin will hold a great cake sale, to raise funds in favour on Lebanon Trust’s projects. Yummy sweets, raffles and spot prizes for all – and a huge THANK YOU to all, organisers, bakers and supporters!