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raised of £5,000 target by 385 supporters

    Weʼve raised £10,221 to provide much needed funds to three local charities Fight for Alfie, Southern Area(Newry) Hospice and NI Air ambulance service.

    Funded on Friday, 23rd April 2021

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    Oliver Rose McKinley Family and neighbours are hosting a New Years Eve charity fireworks display in memory of their daughter, sister and friend Ciara who died tragically 20 years ago this year. The display will be held at the top of camlough mountain at 7.15pm and viewers are asked to enjoy this from their own home/garden and donate via this page.

    Having had to cancel the display at the lake, Ciara‘s brother Peter is tasked with providing a display that will entertain the lcoal area whilst not having to leave their home. To do so, a challenging climb up Camlough Mountain is at hand. We would invite any businesses and spectators to donate any amount possible to support this event and our chosen charities.

    All funds raised with will be donated between the chosen charities Fight for Alfie, Southern Area Hospice and Air Ambulance NI.

    Below is a message from Oliver and Rose McKinley

    “To the world you may be one person, but to us you were/are the world'

    On the 20th August 2000, our beautiful daughter Ciara Mary McKinley was taken from us as a result of a car accident. She was taken to Daisy Hill Hospital Newry where a precious 8 hours were lost, they then transferred Ciara to Royal Victoria Hospital Belfast at 3pm on the 20th August. These precious hours left us having to deal with the loss of a precious life of our beautiful daughter, deprived us of everything including birthdays, wedding day, Joyous Christmas periods and the gift of new life our grand children. This year is the 20th anniversary from Ciara passing and in Ciara’s memory we would like to do a Fund Raising event for ‘Air Ambulance’ in particular which have saved so many lives already and we want them to continue the great work they do to save further lives in the hope that less families will have to suffer. Our family hope that this money will make a difference and will help in a very small way to the further suffering our family continue to feel from the loss of a beautiful daughter, sister and friend.

    All money raised will be donated to ‘Air Ambulance’, ‘ Fight for Alfie’ & ‘Southern Area Hospice’

    Thank you for your support from Oliver, Rose McKinley family. Wishing you all a peaceful and safe New Year 2021



    • Darren McKinley3 years ago
      Darren McKinley

      Darren McKinley

      3 years ago

      Thanks everyone for the donations. A solid start!

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    Page last updated on: 1/13/2021 20.58



    • Margrete Doyle (Dinsmore)

      Margrete Doyle (Dinsmore)

      Jan 13, 2021

      Fantastic event in memory of Ciara x


    • Anonymous


      Jan 9, 2021

      Hi Darren, Great idea with the display, didnt know it was on. Only found out after reading the Democrat. Our thoughts are with you all,Gerry, Mary and Family

    • Terry & Bridie O Hare

      Terry & Bridie O Hare

      Jan 7, 2021

      Well done to all involved


    • Cathy & Noel Keenan

      Cathy & Noel Keenan

      Jan 7, 2021

      Well done to all involved.


    • Anonymous


      Jan 6, 2021

      Well done everyone, it was a great event for all the families in the area.

    • Anonymous


      Jan 5, 2021

      Well done Pete and Darren.


    • Anonymous


      Jan 4, 2021

      What a great way to mark the anniversary of your beautiful sister Ciara.Well done for all your efforts, JackO


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    Darren McKinley

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    Darren and Peter are Ciara’s brothers and have led a team of local residents in raising money for local charities for the last number of years. Lakeside And Newry Fireworks kindly sponsor fireworks for the event.

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