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.
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.
“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”.