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‘Whistles for Refugees’ pick up their instruments for fundraising fun in Kilkee

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WHISTLES for Refugees, a charity that helps the most vulnerable people who have been displaced from their homes, will hold its first fundraising event tomorrow night.

The Stella Maris Hotel in Kilkee will host a night of live bands, poetry, fire performers and few surprises thrown in for good measure.

Whistles for Refugees collected sleeping bags and tents from festivals around the country this summer and are currently trying to organise a truck to bring the supplies to Syria.

It is hoped the sleeping bags will help give the Syrian people a little more comfort in the winter months ahead.

The event itself is free, but the event organisers are hoping the revellers will donate to this worthy cause.

Whistles for Refugees will also raffle a painting worth €1000 on the night.

Friday night’s performers include Sean Kerin and friends, Cillian Mac Donnchadha, Lou McMahon, Louise O’Flanagan, Qoyllurit’, Kirsten Allstaff & Friends, Pip Sides and Astrid Adler.

Check out their Facebook page for more info: https://www.facebook.com/Refugeewhistles/

Elaine has been a member of staff with The Clare Echo since its foundation in October 2017. The paper's first Chief Reporter, the Kilrush woman is now working as a sub-editor in our busy newsroom. In 2015, she graduated from the University of Limerick with a Masters in Journalism. Elaine briefly worked with the RTE Investigations Unit on the Standards in Public Office investigation before returning to Clare to continue her career as a reporter with the Clare People where she spent nine months as the West Clare correspondent and also covered the 2016 General Election and 2016 Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann.

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