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This is the story of a man who gave much of his life working for the good of his community and he enjoyed every moment of it.... Joe Lynch came to live in Kilbrittain in1982. He soon made himself at home and embraced the parish as his own. He joined the Community Centre team and was part of many major improvements to the Community field, including the drainage and extension of the pitch, upgrading the dressing rooms and the building of the terrace. The money for these projects was raised by the Festival Committee and Joe in no small way contributed to this while he was Lord Mayor himself for 2 years, raising €30,000. He was enormously proud of this achievement by the community.
Joe had an active brain and was always thinking and coming up with novel fundraising ideas, one of which was a 5 litre bottle in which he collected loose change from people attending parish events and GAA matches. The bottle began to fill, it got heavier and heavier, his friend Paul Hunt designed and made a little trolley holder to help Joe wheel the bottle around. The bottle continued to fill……
Joe's plan was to seal the filled bottle and to have a fundraiser to guess the amount of money in the bottle.
Unfortunately Joe was taken by a brain tumour before his plan was completed. He passed away on 04 Oct 2012.
We, his family and members of the Community would now like to fulfill his wish. The proceeds he intended to go to Kilbrittain Community Centre. We would also like to donate 20% of this fundraiser to Marymount Hospice for their great work and their kindness to Joe.
The fundraiser will finish with an event in the Community Hall on the evening of 03 October .This will include breaking open the bottle and the counting of the contents. (Details of this to follow).
We would greatly appreciate your support for Joe’s “unfinished business”.