St Kent's raises £1.75 million for Charity and Scoops National Award
Irish Club in South Manchester raises over £1.75 million for Charity and wins another National Award
Fermanagh man, Kevin Fitzpatrick the manager of the popular St Kentigern’s Irish Club in Fallowfield in South Manchester is pictured here with his Parish Priest Cannon Michael Cleary and his son Louis and some of the parishioners at the Church next to the club.
Kevin has just picked up the Club Mirror National Award for ‘Charity Club of the Year 2019’. This is Kevin’s 14th National Award since he took over the club in 2002 and has helped to raise over £1.75 million for different charities in the functions that are staged at the club by different organisations and individuals in Manchester.
When asked about how he felt about raising such a massive amount for charity and being the recipient of another award Kevin replied “I am happy to accept the award on behalf of everyone who has staged a charity event at the venue and the people who have come along to support it. We hit just over a £1 million in 2012 and our target is £2 million by 2025.”
The Parish Priest of St Kentigern's Canon Michael Cleary commented "Kevin, Tina, Brendan and all the team work so hard every day to keep St Kent’s on top of the game and after being at this years National Club Mirror Awards for the first time, I know how important this particular award for being the best 'Charity Club' was the one that they club wanted to win. The award is for everyone in St Kentigern's Parish and everyone that supports the Charity nights to feel proud of winning."
Tony Hennigan from the Manchester Irish Festival added “Kevin puts his heart and soul into the club and it is great to see it giving so much back to the community. People really appreciate the work that Kevin and his hard working team at the club to help various charities in Manchester and around the globe, the amount he has helped raise is phenomenal and it’s a life changing amount of money for those charities that they have supported.”
One of Kevin’s favourite charities is Irish Community Care and the club hosts a special Christmas Party for the group and its volunteers. On St Patrick’s Day he always host a special St Patrick’s Day breakfast during the Manchester Irish Festival with all the profits donated to the charity to support their work.
For more information on the club visit www.stkents.co.uk