Beatties barbecue raises £21,675 for charity

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Richard Beattie and his family have joined forces with Cappagh Young Farmers’ Club raise an astonishing £22,548 for The Helping Hand at a recent barbecue and barn dance.

The Helping Hand is a children’s charity based at The Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast.

There was a great turnout for the recent barbecue and barn dance which was organised Richard Beattie and his family and the members of Cappagh YFC. The event helped to raise �21,675 for The Helping Hand �- a children's charity from the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast.

There was a great turnout for the recent barbecue and barn dance which was organised Richard Beattie and his family and the members of Cappagh YFC. The event helped to raise �21,675 for The Helping Hand �- a children's charity from the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast.

Richard and his family were competely overwhelmed with a turnout of 1,500 people who attendied the barbecue and dance at their farm .

A thank you goes to Stephen Doherty, the DJ on the night, who got the dancing started. Another big thank you goes to Johnny Brady and his band who created such an unbelievable electric atmostphere which was enjoyed by all.

Richard was delighted to see people who made their way from north and south of the province with such an age range to make it a great family night.

A heartfelt thank you to everyone who made the night so special.

A massive thank you also go to Fenton Treanor and staff who barbecued to such a high standard throughout the night.

The night could not have ran so smoothly without the knowledge of Willam and Ray Wilson and all the Cappagh Young Farmers.

Also thanks to James O’Hagan and Frank Feeney who helped in the preparation for the big night.

And to all of those who attended, donated, volunteered or helped in any way to make this night so successful a massive thank you.