Carnew’s Big Break­fast draws a crowd

Wicklow People (West Edition) - - NEWS - By EIMEAR DODD

THERE was huge turnout for the re­cent Big Break­fast in Carnew. Around 250 peo­ple gath­ered in the Back Al­ley on Sunday, Au­gust 25 to en­joy some food and fun in aid of the de­vel­op­ment and up­keep of the town’s play­ground.

The event also fea­tured face-paint­ing, a bounc­ing cas­tle and some craft stalls for ev­ery­one to en­joy. Lo­cal youth group, Chillax, was also on hand and helped out with the morn­ing’s ac­tiv­i­ties.

‘This is the sec­ond year of the event and the sup­port from the pub­lic gets big­ger with each year. We’re so happy with what was a great day,’ said Ai­dan Kin­sella, chair­per­son of the Carnew Play­ground Com­mit­tee.

Monies raised from the break­fast fundraiser will go to­wards the up­keep and de­vel­op­ment of the town’s play­ground. A fo­cus this year is on the sec­ond phase of the play­ground project which will see the de­vel­op­ment of a skate park for Carnew. A third phase will in­clude the con­struc­tion of an adult gym.

The or­gan­is­ers thanked lo­cal busi­nesses for pro­vid­ing the food for the day and all their sup­port. Thanks were also ex­tended to Chillax and ev­ery­one who helped to make the break­fast a suc­cess.

It is hoped that the break­fast will be held again next year. In the mean­time, the Carnew Play­ground Com­mit­tee will hold its next fundraiser in the com­ing weeks. De­tails of a cof­fee morn­ing to be held lo­cally will shortly be an­nounced. Later this year the much-an­tic­i­pated Santa’s Grotto will also re­turn.

An­nemarie Gre­gan, Aoife Kenny and Sarah Os­borne.

Ce­line Jor­dan with her son Eoin and his grand­mother Anne Hen­nessy.

Baby Rua Gre­gan.

Carnew Play­ground Com­mit­tee Chair­man Dave O’ Reilly, Ai­dan Kin­sella and Sea­mus Red­mond.

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