Bargy Vintage Club driven for charity fundraising
THE members of Bargy Vintage club have been very busy of late and the proceeds from their various fundraising initiatives have been presented to three very worthy local community based organisations.
One of the most active groups of its type in the county the club’s road run events are always very well supported.
That fact was underlined by the level of funding presented to the three local groups: Wexford MarineWatch, Ballycogley Hall and Tagoat Day Care Centre.
A spokesperson for Bargy Vintage club said the members were delighted to be able to give assistance to the three organisations.
She thanked all of the members who participated in the road runs that raised the money - which was very much welcomed by the recipient groups.
Wexford MarineWatch, whose work is greatly appreciated and valued by people all over the county, was presented with a cheque for over €6,000.
The organisation was delighted to accept the money and the vintage club was acknowledged for its generosity.
Tagoat Day Care Centre is another organisation that provides an invaluable service to the community and that fact was highlighted when a cheque for €2,000 was presented to it by the club.
For some people access to initiatives like the day care centre is invaluable as it provides a very important social outlet – especially for those living in isolated rural areas.
The centre was very appreciative of the efforts of the Bargy Vintage club members in raising the money and it will be put to very good use.
The third organisation to benefit from the generosity of the vintage club members was the Ballycogley Hall committee.
Like so many other rural areas the hall plays a vital role in the life of the local community and it plays host to a wide range of events and activities.
However, as was pointed out at the cheque handover ceremony the hall wouldn’t be in available for use to local people without the help and support of local fundraising drives like those organised by the vintage club.
As with the other recipient organisations the hall committee thanked those involved in raising the money.
The presentation to MarineWatch on Wexford Quayfront: Dean Benson, Jason Hynes, Eileen Hayes, Cllr George Lawlor, Denise Simpson, Willie Day, Paddy Ahyes, John Rowe, Sarah Robinson and Liz Day.
The presentation to Tagoat Day Care Centre: Paddy Hayes, Eileen Casey, Ricky Breslin, Bridget and Jenny Browne (Tagoat Day Care Centre), James McCormack, John Rowe, Sam Hawkins, Willie Day and Con Morris.
The presentation to Ballycogley Hall: Eileen Casey, John Rowe, Mary Fenlon and Eleanor Quilty (Ballygogley Hall), Willie Day and Anne Mullens (Ballycogley Hall).