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Catherina Cunnane
Catherina Cunnane
Catherina Cunnane hails from a sixth-generation drystock and specialised pedigree suckler enterprise in Co. Mayo. She currently holds the positions of editor and general manager at That's Farming, having joined the firm during its start-up phase in 2015.
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Dowra Mart’s ewe lamb auction raises over €4,000 for childhood cancer charity

A spokesperson for Dowra Mart has revealed that it has raised over €4,000 for Oscar’s Kids National Childhood Cancer Charity.

The mart put a consignment of ewe lambs under the hammer in aid of charity at its general weekly sheep sale on Wednesday, September 7th, 2022.

Initially, a spokesperson for the mart had announced that a pen of eight Texel-cross ewe lambs – kindly donated by Connor Loughlin, Clioffoney – would be sold as part of its charity auction.

However, other farmers – who wish to remain anonymous – rowed in behind the cause, resulting in thirteen being put forward for sale.

Oscar’s Kids

Speaking following the charity auction, a spokesperson for the mart said:

“We were privileged to host a charity auction of thirteen ewe lambs for Oscar’s Kids Charity in honour of little Rían Loughlin, Cliffoney.”

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“We were overwhelmed with the generosity of all our bidders both along the pens and those online.”

“Over €4,000 has been raised for this worthy cause – with donations still coming in. To make a donation, please call 071 964 3049.”

“Your donation can help us make a lasting difference tomorrow. No child should have to face a cancer diagnosis, the enormity of treatment or the uncertainty of recovery,” the spokesperson added.

But every year, 300 families in Ireland alone will face that devasting news. Through Oscar’s Kids, Dowra Mart’s mission is to fund “cutting-edge global” research into paediatric cancers and offer support to families and “a sprinkling of magic and joy” for kids who undertake this journey.

The spokesperson concluded: “No life should be defined by cancer, especially a child’s. Through Oscar’s Kids, we hope to help families live brightly, even on the darkest days, just as Oscar did.”

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