Kindhearted boy (10) hosting tea party for Donegal Hospice

By Emma Ryan

A KINDHEARTED ten year old boy who has already raised around €6,000 for Donegal Hospice is on another fundraising mission in memory of his two grandmothers.

Conor McCready (10) from Carrigans has been fundraising for the Donegal Hospice since he was just seven years old and has raised around €6,000 through Christmas fundraisers including the sale of his beautiful, handmade edible sleighs and goodies.


This year, Conor is hosting a country tea party bash in aid of the Donegal hospice in the Orchard Inn on Sunday June 25 from 1pm untill 5pm in memory of his Nana Doherty and Granny Frances.

He has already secured performances from country music stars including Gary Gamble, Simon Peters, Kelan Browne, Paul McCahill and Johnny Haughey with many more stars ready to take to the stage.

There will also be many tasty homemade treats on offer on the day and everyone is invited to call in.

Speaking to the Donegal News, his mother, Carol McCready said she is extremely proud of Conor’s fundraising efforts.

She said her mother lived with them before going into the Hospice and Conor was a great help.

“Conor has always raised money for the Hospice in memory of of his two grannies who both passed away in the Hospice.

“Conor would have looked after my mother at the house and he was extraordinary with her. He would have gave her her breakfast and he was just so good with her.


“He is very kind hearted,” said Carol.

Conor is also a keen footballer and is a star goalkeeper for Kildrum Tigers and a massive Liverpool supporter.

He is hoping to raise as much money as possible for the Hospice and is seeking sponsorships or donations for the spot prizes on the day.

There will also be raffle sheets for hampers on sale ahead of the tea party.

Conor’s is ‘extremely excited’ about the event but his dream would be a visit from his grandmothers’ favourite singer, Daniel O’Donnell.

Carol continued, “Both his Grannies were mad about Daniel O’Donnell and they always had him playing in the house.

“He grew up listening to him playing in the house so it would a dream for him to come along or even send a video to Conor ahead of the event.

“We have tried to contact him but unfortunately we have had no luck so far.

“If we got Daniel to call in and say hello, that would be the icing on the cake,” said Carol.

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