Daughters of Dun Iascaigh Cahir – organisers of the Most Wuthering Heights Day Ever on July 30th
A total of €11,000 has been presented to two charities supporting victims of sexual assault and domestic violence in South Tipperary.
The funds for the Cuan Saor Women Refuge in Clonmel and the Tipperary Rape Crisis centre was raised by the Daughters of Dun Iascaigh in Cahir.
The ladies organised two events to raise vital funds for the services – an auction of art donated by local artists raised slightly more than €7,000 and the balance of the €11,000 was raised at an event in Cahir House Hotel on Sunday July 30th.
A performance of the dance associated with the Kate Bush song Wuthering Heights attracted almost 190 participants who paid a fee to take part in choreography lessons on the day in advance of the performance.
July 30th is the birthday of singer Kate Bush, the song’s composer and Emily Bronte who created the character of Cathy in the novel Wuthering heights.
The Cahir event is the first Wuthering Heights Day ever held in county Tipperary – the song is now frequently used around the world to raise funds for charities related to women.