‘Inspired by our Clifford’

Head chef at The Scenic Inn, James Love, serves Paul McAuley at the charity Game night.
Head chef at The Scenic Inn, James Love, serves Paul McAuley at the charity Game night.

A 41-year-old Corkey man has proved to be the inspiration for a charity fund-raising night in aid of Macmillan Cancer Care.

Clifford Kerr is currently undergoing treatment at Laurel House at Antrim Area Hospital and was unable to be present at a Game night in The Scenic Inn - the proceeds of which will be donated to the facility.

Paul Hill and Shannon Hegarty enjoying the charity Game night at The Scenic Inn.

Paul Hill and Shannon Hegarty enjoying the charity Game night at The Scenic Inn.

However, he would have been proud of the turn-out of friends at the event which is expected to raise £2000.

The Scenic was packed to capacity with diners who, thanks to the generous donations of food from Barry Mullan, Colin Brown, Finnan Butler, and Seamus and Johnny McAleese enjoyed a feast of wild boar, rabbit, and pheasant, etc.

While Clifford’s absence was regretted there was a measure of his presence in the form of a letter specially written by him just before the event.

“The care that I am receiving is first class and they hope to have me back on my feet in no time,” wrote Clifford.

Pictured at ADAPT, High Street, Lurgan are Rosa Davidson who has overcome an eating disorder and Vanessa Baird, Project co-ordinator at ADAPT.  INLM0915-403 Adapt caption

Pictured at ADAPT, High Street, Lurgan are Rosa Davidson who has overcome an eating disorder and Vanessa Baird, Project co-ordinator at ADAPT. INLM0915-403 Adapt caption

“Thank you all for raising money for this wonderful and well-need facility. I am gutted not to be there.”

Shirley McKinley from the Scenic described Clifford as a “real wee gentleman”.