A great tribute to our beloved son bereaved mum
A presentation and appreciation night in memory of the young Mullahoran man who was killed in a road accident in New Zealand in the new year will take place this Friday night, August 21, in the Pikers Lodge, Gowna, at 10pm.
In memory of Martin Cadden, it will see the proceeds of a massive tractor run last April and other events handed over to the trust that organised and paid for the repatriation of Martin’s body at a time of great shock and distress for his family.
Music on Friday night will be provided by 'The Mad Ass Mules’ featuring Marty Mone of 'Hit The Diff’ fame, direct from playing before 62,000 people in Croke Park.
The presentation of a cheque to the Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust (KBRT) will take place at 11.30pm sharp.
No children allowed because of the massive attendance expected on the night.
Father of the late Kevin Bell, Colin will accept the cheque on behalf of the trust, while a number of spot prizes will also be on offer.
Martin Cadden tragically lost his life in a road accident in New Zealand on January 2, 2015, when the car he was driving veered off the road and collided with a tree.
The tragic death of the very popular young Loughduff man on the other side of the world inspired the magnificent local community effort to support his bereaved family and celebrate his short life. The Cadden family were so grateful to Colin Bell for putting the impressive powers of the Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust (KBRT) at their disposal in their time of distress.
The massive tractor convoy that turned out in the sunshine on Saturday, April 18, was testimony to the esteem this young man and his family were held in the entire community.
'A great tribute’
“Our tractor run on the 18th of April was an outstanding success with 538 tractors participating and, for us, it was a great tribute to our beloved son, brother and best friend. It reflected the high esteem in which Martin was held”, said his mother Anne Cadden.
She confirmed to The Anglo-Celt that Colin and Eithne Bell will be in attendance together with Damien Ruddy and his wife.
“The Kevin Bell Trust is an amazing organisation that brought our son home to us with no stress either financially or emotionally to us and this was so important in our darkest days,” said Anne.
She concluded by saying that the support they received as a family was absolutely incredible. “I want to say a massive thank you to everyone.”