CAB Motor Company has teamed up with the St. Vincent de Paul in Cork for the past 7 years to help raise funds for those in need, donating a brand new Ford car each year – This year a 2020 Ford Focus ST Line. The lucky winner of the car this year is Eoin Duggan from Ballincollig who received the keys of his new Ford Focus from Cork Lord Mayor Councillor John Sheehan in the presence of Conor Cavanagh dealer principal of CAB Motor Company and SVP Regional President Christy Lynch. There were six additional cash prizes!
This year the draw generated €181,882 This brings the total raised in conjunction with CAB Motor Company over the past seven years to more than €1,000,0000! CAB have donated a new Ford car in each of the seven years and this, along with the incredible generosity of the people of Cork has ensured funding for the important work of the Society.
Speaking at the handover of the Car Lord Mayor Cllr. John Sheehan thanked CAB and the Cavanagh family for their generosity over many years and spoke of how he has seen at first hand the impact of the work of the Society throughout Cork assisting people who are in need of food, shelter and other supports.
Conor Cavanagh – Dealer Principal of CAB, said: “The SVP do great work in our local communities. Since day one, our community has embraced our business and have supported us down through the years. Now it’s our turn to give a little back and we are delighted to be able to support such a worthy charity”
Speaking at the event Christy Lynch SVP Regional President thanked Lord Mayor Cllr John Sheehan, Dr Tom Cavanagh, Conor Cavanagh, Dealer principal, CAB Motor Company and all who made the draw such a success. He said these funds will enable the many SVP volunteers to support families and individuals in local communities throughout Cork with vital supports including Fuel, Food, Education and Financial Hardship. He spoke of a Tale of Two Cities...... not in terms of the famous Dickens story but as a reflection of divergence between those who are prospering in the vibrant Cork economy compared to the many who turn to SVP with daily struggles to survive.
We in SVP want to thank our generous donors for their great support again this year.