A craft exhibition and performances by the Lambert Puppet Theatre help raise funds for Cherish a charity that supports single parents.
The Marine Hotel Dún Laoghaire is the location for the fundraiser, where there is something to interest everyone, with demonstrations including metal sculpture, hairdressing, weaving and home wine and beer making. There is also entertainment for children by puppets from the Eugene Lambert theatre.
Formed four years ago, Cherish supports single pregnant women who want to keep their children. The building at Lower Pembroke Street which they have been renting to date is now being sold. The charity now wish to purchase it, so that they can continue to provide a service to girls who are pregnant. Their fundraising target is twenty thousand pounds.
Annette Hunter of Cherish tells RTÉ News that they receive seven to eight new clients ever week in addition to dozens of letters and telephone calls,
We need the premises so that girls will know where to come if they are seeking advice.
An RTÉ News report broadcast on 26 September 1976. The reporter is Conor McAnally.