Bargy Vin­tage Club driven for char­ity fundrais­ing

Wexford People - - GENEROUS WEXFORD! -

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).

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