On behalf of The Kevin Bell Foundation, The RAMS in Rhythm fundraised at the Spar Supermarket in Newcastle on the 29th of July. Their full compliment of singers were in good singing voice, and the RAMS in Rhythm sang and entertained for over two (2) hours, to the delight of all the Spar patrons, and employees. All of the RAMS favourite songs were so well received by all the patrons, Our very own Chairman Mr Paddy Becton gave a great exhibition of his Irish dancing and Jig. Much to the delight of all the spectators. Paddy who is over 80th years of age, Really showed “There’s Life in the Old Dog Yet” me Boys, Ther’s Life in the Ould Dog yet??? This is one of Paddy’s party pieces, at the end of our final song, Say You Love Me. So many thanks to all the patrons of the Spar Supermarket, who were so generous and giving, that a sum of €1124 was collected on behalf of The Kevin Bell trust.
The Kevin Bell Trust (KBRT) was set up following the tragic death of Kevin Bell, aged 26 years in New York. The Trust assists to repatriate those who have passed away in tragic circumstances abroad and who give both financial support and help to victim’s families. The RAMS were so pleased to have been able to support and fundraise for such a great cause.
An employee of the Spar Supermarket Sean Brogan, died tragically after an accident in Croatia. Many thanks for the tremendous support from the Spar Kelly’s Supermarket for all the assistance and support, to enable us to fundraise for this worthy cause. Karan and Brian are always so facilitating to the RAMS in all our endeavours. To the Employees of the Spar, who helped to bucket collect, Olive, Andréa, Winnie, and Evan. It was tremendous to see, “the Apple does not fall far from the tree!
With Olive Weldon doing the collection, and her Granddad doing the singing, and Evan Lee Dowling organising the venue and collectors, and His Granddad a member of RAMS in Rhythm. “Following in their Grandparents footsteps”? Not forgetting the other collectors, Mrs Deirdre Dowling, and her Daughter Majella Kiernan, of Rathcoole. €1124 was donated to The Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust, on behalf of the RAMS.
The RAMS are in recess at the moment, but are keeping themselves busy organising their Christmas Carol CD, and continuing fundraising in September, for the St Vincent de Paul and Our Lady’s Hospice Harold’s Cross. And they will continue to sing and entertain in Peamount Hospital as part of their regular visits.
Of the 53 RAMS members, 13 are members of The RAMS in Rhythm. All members of the singing group are over 70 years of age, with three of the members being over 80 years of age and all members of RAMS in Rhythm. Members of the RAMS in Rhythm are from Newcastle, Rathcoole, Lucan, Celbridge, Clondalkin, Glasnevin, Athgoe. They are looking forward to resuming singing and fundraising for our nominated charities St Vincent de Paul, Our Lady’s Hospice, Down syndrome Kildare and Capuchin Fathers Day centre.