2020 Beneficiaries

Each year our event raises funds for a small number of organisations that contribute significantly to the local region. In 2020 we were delighted to provide assistance to:

  1. SOSAD Cavan
  2. The Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust
  3. Vincent McGee Benefit Fund


SOSAD Ireland promotes suicide prevention and awareness and supports those who are bereaved

SOSAD have a wonderful facility based at 26 Bridge Street Cavan and offer a comfortable place to talk and be listened to. They offer:

Professional counselling, Bereavement support and work with people on a continuous basis to shine a light of hope for those in need. This service is free of charge, completely confidential and available 24/7/365. At 26 Bridge St. Cavan, they run drop in centre where anybody can pop in for a chat, cup of coffee Monday to Friday 10-3.


The Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust

The Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust 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. In 2019 alone, they repatriated just over 200 Irish people from all corners of the world.

The Long Hall Podcast – May 2021 – Interview with Colin Bell – Kevin Bells Father who explains the background to the KBRT and the impact that they have had in assisting families in Ireland since they commenced operations in 2013

KBRT Website or Follow them on Facebook

Below we have a video produced by CLVP Cavan in 2020 featuring Colin Bell and also Laura Lynch who speaks about how the KBRT assisted her family following the death of her brother Eddie in New York in 2019.

Vincent McGee Benefit Fund

Following a fall from the roof of his home in 2011, Vincent suffered multiple fractures to his head and back, resulting in him spending 5 weeks in a coma in Beaumont Hospital. He underwent numerous surgeries and spent 2 terms in NRH Dun Laoire. His friends in Crosserlough and his work colleagues in Cleantech Civils rallied around to assist in raising funds to purchase specialised equipment and fund intensive physiotherapy sessions following his admission to Castlemanor Nursing Home. Over the following couple of years, Vincent regained a certain level of mobility to allow him stand and finally take steps in 2018. By early 2020, with certain modifications, he eventually returned to his home and with the support of family, his community and his workmates under the direction of Declan Smith he has regained a certain level of independent living. Without his friends and the funds raised, he would not be where he is today.

Click on the Image to See Vincent’s story and “Road to Recovery”

Want to help us with our work?

In previous years, 60+% of funds raised came from “Bucket Collections” around the town. This year, we will not be in a position to operate bucket collections at the various locations and are really relying on people to use the on-line service to donate what they can to these worthy causes, so please give whatever you can, it will assist greatly.

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