There was cause for celebration at St Mary of the Angels in Beaufort recently as the facility was awarded €10,000 from the Aviva Broker Community Fund.
This was the maximum allocation provided by Aviva this year.
The fund distributes €100,000 annually to charity and community organisations throughout Ireland as nominated by Aviva’s broker partners. St Mary of the Angels Parents & Relatives Association was nominated for the initiative by Killarney company Gallivan Financial.
Speaking at the presentation, which took place recently at Aviva’s headquarters in Dublin, Fergal Smith of Gallivan Financial said he was “delighted” that St Mary of the Angels was named a Community Organisation Fund Winner.
“It’s really great news for SMOA Parents & Relatives,” he said.
“They do tremendous work out there in Beaufort and they provide a fantastic service to their 74 residents, as well as to the 55 children attending St Francis’ Special School. They’re currently fundraising to add extra bedrooms and living rooms to their houses so hopefully this money will help in that regard.”
Based in Killarney, Gallivan Financial specialise in life and serious illness cover, pensions, savings, investments, mortgages and general financial planning.