Karen Breen recently held an afternoon concert in the Town Library for the Social Services. Karen, who is from Kilgarve, is well known around town for her great musical talent, by playing numerous instruments which were self-thought. She plays music every Tuesday for the elderly patients in the Social Services and has played for crowds of locals in the past few years. For many years Karen has attended the Viewpoint Resource Centre, which she gets great enjoyment out of. Karen was born with Edwards Syndrome, but it hasn’t stopped her from doing what she loves most. Her mother Anne and staff of the Resource Centre are amazed and proud of how far she has come with her talent.
During the concert, Karen played the keyboard along with many local Talents such as Eleanor Shanley, students from Scoil an Croi Naofa, Frank Hession and Friends from Social Services, Hannah Moore and James Murphy. Overall Karen raised a total of €300 during the event. Acting Team Leader of the Centre, Carol Pender, says that the Concert was a huge success, and is hoping for another one just like it very soon. “We all have to take our hats off to Karen and applaud her work, it takes a very brave person to host a show like she did. She put on an amazing performance along with her supporting acts, and on behalf of everyone in the Resource Centre I would like to give her a massive thank you for the great concert and congratulations for her fundraising”.
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