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Big-hearted Irish visitor John Kehoe is all smiles as he hands over cheques totalling $624.70 to Wakatipu Senior Citizens Association coordinator Pauline Bailey. 

Kehoe, 27, from Waterford, raised half the money from gold coin donations at a leaving party he organised at Queenstown’s Surreal bar and restaurant. 

The party for him and his mates had an elderly dress-up theme. 

The rest of the cash was stumped up by Surreal, which matched donations dollar for dollar. 

“I used to live in Queenstown and while I was back here on holiday I thought it would be nice to do something for the local senior citizens,” bar worker Kehoe says. 

He returned to Ireland last weekend after spending three weeks in the resort