A crowd is expected to descend on the Breffni Arms Hotel, Arva this Sunday, May 31, for a Poker Classic, in aid of the Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust.
Organised by the friends of the late Martin Cadden, the event kicks off at 6pm sharp, and participants can buy into the game for just €30, with a top-up available if needed at half-time.
“The director of the tournament is Mick from Hibernian Poker in Cavan,” explained Hughie Reilly, whose wife Helen is an Aunt of the late Martin Cadden.
“He runs various games throughout Cavan, Monaghan and the surrounding areas.”
Having held a fundraiser in the Breffni Arms before, Hughie says it was a natural decision to return to the Arva venue.
“We couldn’t think of anywhere else to go only to Eamonn Gray in the Breffni Arms. Eamonn and his staff were brilliant to us.”
The Poker classic is just one of several events that Martin’s friends and family have organised since his untimely passing earlier this year. His loved ones have been fundraising for the Kevin Bell Trust, which was an invaluable assistance to them.
“They do so much for the people that meet tragedy abroad,” Hughie explained. “They were totally brilliant and they got Martin home so quick.
“This is just our own little way here to recognise the brilliant work that the Kevin Bell Trust does.”
Hughie went on to add that a presentation will be held in the Piker’s Lodge, Loch Gowna in August, when Martin’s family and friends will present all monies raised to the Trust.
“We’re hoping to have in the region of €100,000,” he stated.
Those interested in taking part in the Poker Classic are asked to contact Mick at Hibernian Poker.
Tickets have also been distributed throughout the locality. Anyone who is interested in donating or sponsoring prizes is asked to contact Colm on 087 9184838.