Ray of Sunshine Foundation

Fenagh man Patrick Guckian returning to Kenya to help provide a 'Ray of Sunshine'

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Fenagh man Patrick Guckian returning to Kenya to help provide a 'Ray of Sunshine'

Patrick Guckian from Fenagh will be returning to Kenya in January to help build homes for poor children.

Patrick Guckian from Fenagh went to Mombasa, Kenya last year as part of the Ray of Sunshine Foundation to help build houses for children. He's returning next January and he needs your help and support to get him there.
The Ray of Sunshine is an Irish foundation of volunteers from all over the country who will travel to Kenya to build a rescue home for boys used in the sex trafficking industry.


Patrick and the other volunteers made up of blocklayers, electricians, plumbers, plasterers, painters, tilers, roofers, nurses and doctors, will work over 11 days to make it happen.


Last year they built eight homes for girls rescued from the sex trafficking industry. It is called St. Bakhita's Girls rescue Home and was built in 36 days.


Patrick must raise €3,000 which covers flights, transfers, accommodation, insurance and all materials for the building of the Boys Rescue Home.


The Ray of Sunshine and all its associates work totally on a voluntary basis and all monies raised are spent directly on the project. Its patron is former Kilkenny hurling star Henry Shefflin.


Patrick is holding a 25 card drive on Sunday, December 3, at 4pm in The Abbey Bar, Fenagh to help raise funds. Prizes include turkey and ham. Entry is €10 and everyone is welcome.


Patrick also has a page on the website idonate.ie. Just log on and search for Patrick Guckian and give what you can to help support him.


The Ray of Sunshine Foundation, based in Clarecastle, Co. Clare, also run a Child Sponsorship Programme of 100 children which allows them to attend preschool, receive a school uniform, books, play equipment and more importantly a wholesome nutritious meal each day. They are appealing to the goodwill of the Irish people to enable the programme to continue.


Cheques or postal orders can be made out to The Ray of Sunshine Foundation Ltd, c/o Olive Halpin, 1 Thomond Villas, Clarecastle, Co. Clare. See www.rayofsunshine.ie