Community groups in Delvin and Clonmellon have benefited from a generous donation of 100 Sunday passes to the Body and Soul festival – courtesy of the organisers!
At the date of publishing, general tickets to this year’s festival are practically all gone.
The 50 tickets allocated to Delvin were distributed to a host of local groups and sponsored causes for the purpose of raising funds for each of them. Each was either nominated for tickets or applied for them online.
We regret that some groups may not have learned about this offer in time to apply, but time available for applications was very limited. Hopefully the organisers will be as generous in 2015 and more of you will benefit!
To all those who now have tickets – happy fundraising, and for all those heading along on Sunday – have a great day!
Autism Group A newly established network which was nominated via Facebook. Further details to follow.
Coolronan Dog Rescue We rescue and rehome dogs. We take in strays and dogs that are surrendered when their owners can’t look after them anymore. Facebook Page
Delvin Friendship Club Established for more than 15 years, the Delvin Friendship Club is a busy social group for our local senior citizens with regular get togethers, short breaks away and field trips. View Profile
Delvin Tidy Towns Having picked up an “Endeavour” award for their work in last year’s national competition, Tidy Towns are continuing to improve the appearance of the village with weekly litter picking and the positioning of flower baskets along the main street.
Delvin Vintage Club & Tractor Run This newly established group will host their second annual Tractor Run on Sunday 13th July. This year all funds raised are going to C.R.O.S.S (Cancer Research). View Profile
Local Schools St Ernan’s, St Patrick’s and St Tolas were all nominated and all have received tickets to aid fundraisers for their own individual projects.
North Westmeath Hospice The Delvin branch of North Westmeath Hospice raises funds to provide specialist palliative care services ensuring that people who are coping with life threatening illnesses, death or bereavement can access appropriate home care and support. Facebook Page
Sports Clubs Delvin Camogie Club and Delvin Bowling Club are both in receipt of tickets for their causes.
St Ernan’s U14 Hurling Team St Ernans U14 Hurling Team will represent Delvin and Brownstown at the 2014 Feile na nGael All Ireland Finals in Derry over the festival weekend. It will cost nearly €200 for each person so hopefully these tickets will raise a good amount of funding for them! View Profile
Stiggy’s Dogs At the last minute, one of the nominated causes was unable to accept the tickets offered to them. On that basis, a charity supported by a local business was chosen. Stiggy’s Dogs is an organisation that rescues and trains dogs to be psychiatric service dogs for military veterans living with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Third Westmeath Delvin Scout Group A busy, hard working group for young people between six and eighteen years of age. Read Profile