Covid jar that raised over €2,000 comes to an end

A ‘Covid fine jar’ introduced by a Donegal pub to hush conversation about the virus – for a good cause –  is to come to an end. 
Managers of the Alt Bar in Killea, Christopher Moore and Conor McDevitt started the fine jar in January. The men found themselves so dismayed by the constant chat about Covid-19, they came up with a novel way to end conversation on the topic by making customers donate €2 to the jar every time they mentioned it.
Proceeds raised from the fine jar are being donated to the Donegal Hospice.
Almost €300 was raised just days after opening the jar. That amount reached  €2,700 on Thursday.
The managers made a final push for donations over the weekend, revealing the Covid jar is closing with a presentation being made tomorrow night.
“With €2,700 raised so far for Donegal Hospice, we are doing one final push this weekend.  There will be a presentation on Tuesday night at our Country Tuesdays.  We once again would like to thank everyone who has donated.”
Mr Moore said the jar has been so well received that even those not caught talking about the virus dipped into their pockets to donate to the worthy cause.
While a novel, fun idea, the money raised is for Donegal Hospice, which has cared for loved ones of both managers.
“There is no-one who is not touched by cancer, nor the amazing work of Donegal Hospice. Both myself and Conor have had loved ones cared for amazingly by hospice staff, and this is our way of giving back.”

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