Fundraisers in battle for green area
SUGARLOAF CRESCENT CAMPAIGN
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.