Fundrais­ers in battle for green area

SU­GAR­LOAF CRES­CENT CAM­PAIGN

Bray People - - NEWS - MARY FOG­A­RTY

THE FIGHT for the green area in Su­gar­loaf Cres­cent has reared its head once again, with res­i­dents rais­ing money to fund their cam­paign.

The Tem­ple Vevay Sports Field was fenced off last year for use by the Wolfe Tone Youth Club and other sports or­gan­i­sa­tions, much to the cha­grin of many res­i­dents of the neigh­bour­ing es­tate.

The lo­cal field was used by chil­dren in the area un­til fences were erected around the field, block­ing ac­cess to res­i­dents. Mem­bers of the res­i­dents’ as­so­ci­a­tion or­gan­ised a fundraiser in the Vevay Inn in or­der to raise enough money to seek legal ad­vice and in­ves­ti­gate the mat­ter fur­ther.

On the night, lo­cal band Ori­gin played for free and en­ter­tained the crowd with favourites from the Bea­tles and Slade. A raf­fle was also held and ticket sales helped raise €800 for the res­i­dents.

Pa­tri­cia O'Leary and Sharon O'Cal­laghan or­gan­ised the event, and would like to thank ev­ery­one for turn­ing up to show sup­port. ‘We are so happy with the money, and we would like to thank ev­ery­one who came, as well as lo­cal busi­nesses such as Centra, Tesco, Get Fresh, Glam­our Hair Sa­lon and, of course, the Vevay Inn. And thanks to the many oth­ers who of­fered do­na­tions,' said Pa­tri­cia.

Ori­gin lead singer Gary Len­non at the event.

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