Scenic Inn charity night huge success

Clifford Kerr (front centre) with cheques totalling �2070 divided equally between McMillan Cancer Care and Laurel House, Antrim. INBM12-15S
Clifford Kerr (front centre) with cheques totalling �2070 divided equally between McMillan Cancer Care and Laurel House, Antrim. INBM12-15S

A Game Night which raised more than £2000 for two charities has been described as ‘an absolutely fantastic achievement for a wee country pub.’

Laurel House in Antrim and the adjoining MacMillan Unit shared £2070, the proceeds of the Game Night at The Scenic Inn last month held specially for local man, Clifford Kerr.

Organisers of the fundraiser travelled to the MacMillan unit last week where Clifford handed over the cheques along with organisers Shirley McKinley, Steven and Pamela McFetridge and Barry Mullan to Palliative Care specialist nurses Deirdre McCool and Shiny Nelson.

Clifford (41) from Corkey and a regular customer at The Scenic is currently undergoing treatment at the MacMillan Unit and hopes to be home in time to celebrate Easter.

He said: “I am absolutely over the moon. Everyone who organised the night cannot get enough praise.

“This is an absolutely fantastic achievement for a wee country pub.”

Nurse Deirdre McCool said: “It’s just fantastic to see people like this raising money for us. This will make life a bit more pleasant for all and everyone can be sure it will be put to good use.”

The Scenic, well known for charity fund-raising, plan further events and MacMillan will again be recipients in the near future.

Shirley McKinley praised the support given to the Game Night and thanked Barry Mullan, Colin Brown, Finnan Butler, Seamus and Johnny McAleese for help in providing the food.