€1000 winners!

Recently a draw was made to pick the winner of the €1000 at the end of a two-year donation to the refurbishment fund.

This fundraising was to turn the 2nd squash court into meeting and activity rooms, to allow for talks, classes, meetings  etc to take place in Askamore.

170 people and organisations locally helped in this long-term fundraiser, donating €240 over 2 years. The draw at the end was a means of thanking people for their support.

The winners of the €1000 are Liz and Mossie O’Rourke, Bolinrush.

Congratulations to them, and thanks to them and to all who donated to this fundraiser.Presenting Refurbishment cheque Mossie and Liz O'RourkeJim Gilbert, chairman of Askamore Refurbishment Committee presents the cheque for €1000 to Liz and Mossie O’Rourke in the newly refurbished Askamore Activity Centre

Refurbishment Thank You Draw!

The fundraising done for Askamore Activity Centre is finally finished, with people having committed to paying €240 over a 2-year period.

As a thank-you to those fully paid up, the promised €1000 will be drawn for tomorrow morning after 11am mass.

Weather permitting this will either take place outside the church or in the Activity Centre, immediately after 11am mass.

All are welcome to the draw.

Askamore Community Council Raffle – Results

Askamore Community Council ran a Grand Raffle over the past number of months as a fundraiser to pay off the remaining debt on the newly refurbished Activity Centre. This was deliberately aimed outside the half parish of Askamore, as people in the half parish had already generously supported the refurbishment effort.

The draw took place in Askamore Activity Centre yesterday, October 27th at 5pm, with Fr. Power drawing the prize winning tickets.

Winners of the prizes are as follows:

1st Prize: 2 weeks self-catering holiday for 2 people in Croatia: – Patrick Skelton, 10, Castle Manor, Ferns

2nd Prize: Weekend in 4 star hotel in Ireland: – Carol Doyle, Villa Pio, Ballinacoola, Craanford

3rd Prize: €100: – Bernadette Moulds, Coolbawn, Ferns

4th Prize: €100: – John Byrne, Clonamona, Craanford

5th Prize: €100: – Helen Byrne, The Brook, Annagh

6th Prize: €100: – Catherine Redmond, Ballyduff

7th Prize: €100: – Eilis Doyle, Grove House, Knockbrandon, Craanford

Congratulations to our 7 prizewinners, and many thanks to all the people who supported our raffle.

Ballyellis NS Parents’ Council Draw Results

Winners of the Field Day Raffle are as follows   

1st Prize   Deirdre Weaks, Craanford.

2nd Prize Mick Lancaster, Ballyconran.

3rd Prize   Joe Kenny, Ballyconran.

4th Prize   Ivory Kearney, C/o Carew Mart.

5th Prize   Tom Bolger, C/O Carnew Mart.

6th Prize   Benji Dunne, Avoca.

7th Prize   Molly Mulroe, Tombreene.

8th Prize   Zoe kane, Munny.

9th Prize   Milo Mulligan, c/o Mary Sheehan.

10th Prize Josi Kinsella, Drummond.

11th Prize Katie Bannon-Ward, Arklow.

12th Prize Pat Berney, Berney’s Pub, Monaseed.

13th Prize Eileen Gregan, Castlewhite.

14th Prize Aoife Cunningham, Carnew.

15th Prize Ally Nolan, Kilcavan.

16th Prize Philip Walsh,Carnew.

17th Prize Mick Doran, Castlewhite.

Askamore Refurbishment Committee – the Final Push

Recently at a meeting of the Askamore Refurbishment Committee, it was decided to run a fundraiser to pay off the final debt on the newly refurbished Activity Centre. This final fundraiser will be a draw for a ride-on lawnmower, worth over €4000.

The focus for the ticket-selling for the ride-on lawnmower is being held outside the parish, as it was felt that it would not be fair to come back to the same people again, and tickets will be on sale at the Ploughing Championships in Heathpark, New Ross in September, and at various agricultural shows around Co. Wexford and further afield throughout the summer, although if local people wish to buy tickets for the draw, they will not be turned away!

When the refurbishment was first mooted, people in the Askamore area were asked to give €240 towards the cost of rebuilding the old squash court. This was a very successful venture, and over 170 people committed to paying this amount.

When the final payment is made in November 2012, everyone who has paid the full amount is eligible for the €1000 prize – so it’s still not too late to donate to a very good local cause.

Tickets will be €5 each, or 3 tickets for €10.

The outstanding debt on the refurbishment is approximately €20,000.