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.Jim Gilbert, chairman of Askamore Refurbishment Committee presents the cheque for €1000 to Liz and Mossie O’Rourke in the newly refurbished Askamore Activity Centre
Congratulations to Mossie and Elizabeth O’Rourke who won €1000 in the draw for those who paid up to the refurbishment of the old squash court, now the new Activity Centre.
Thanks also to all those who support this fundraiser over the past 2 1/2 years.
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.
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.
This committee set out two years ago to raise €50,000 to pay for the the soon to be refurbished 2nd squash court, and to turn it into an activity room downstairs, with a meeting room upstairs.
It was decided to approach all adults locally, and ask then to commit to a payment of €240 over the next 2 years. Over 170 committed, with some paying the amount upfront, some in installments, and others agreeing to set up direct debits to the Refurbishment committee.
To encourage people to commit to this fund, there was an initial prize of a weekend away in Ireland, and this was won in August 2009 by Bridget Keane of Munny.
As a final thank-you to people who pay up the full €240, there is a prize of €1000. The final direct debit will be paid in November this year, and all the names will then go into the draw for the €1000.
It’s not too late to have your name included in the draw!
If you would like to help the Refurbishment Committee pay off the outstanding debt on the Activity Centre, please contact a member of the committee, whose names you’ll find here.