St Mary’s supports KBRT

Colin Bell is pictured here receiving the cheque from St.Mary's Club Chairman Michael Hardy, also included are Quiz organisers Danny McLernon and Charlie Mullaghan and Kevin Heaney from KBRT.
Colin Bell is pictured here receiving the cheque from St.Mary's Club Chairman Michael Hardy, also included are Quiz organisers Danny McLernon and Charlie Mullaghan and Kevin Heaney from KBRT.

St Mary’s GAC in Rasharkin hold an annual charity quiz each Christmas with quiz organiser Charlie Mullaghan choosing each year’s recipient.

This year the quiz was held in aid of the Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust (KBRT) and a cheque for £300 was handed over recently to Trust founder Colin Bell.

KBRT aims to alleviate the financial hardship of bereaved families repatriating the body (bodies) of loved one(s) who have died abroad in sudden or tragic circumstances back to Ireland.

The Trust was set up in 2013 following the death of Colin Bell’s son Kevin in New York.

Kevin Bell, from Newry, died in June in 2013 in a hit-and-run accident.

The Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust now helps other families bring their loved ones’ bodies home – already they have raised £120,000.

In an interview, Mr Bell said: “We said at the time, Kevin wasn’t going to be the last.

“So the fund is there to help. We just want to help people.

“It can cost families £5,000 to bring someone’s body home from another country.”

Colin Bell is pictured here receiving the cheque from St.Mary’s Club Chairman Michael Hardy, also included are Quiz organisers Danny McLernon and Charlie Mullaghan and Kevin Heaney from KBRT.