The staff of St Christopher’s Services, Longford organised a very successful ‘Night at the Dogs’ fund-raiser recently generating €11,300.
Back in February, Pat O’Toole assembled a small team to organise this fund-raiser for the voluntary aspect of the services, and it proved to be a major hit with a sizeable crowd making the trip to Mullingar Greyhound Stadium for the occasion.
Afterwards Mr O’Toole presented the proceeds to St Christopher’s Chairperson Donal Drake and PRO Margaret Connellan.
Other members of the organising team included Fiona Devine, Rosario Quinn-Lee, Kieran Duffy, Martina McCormack, Marie Byrne and Michelle Reilly.
The team would like to thank everyone who supported the venture by purchasing tickets - staff, families and friends, the many businesses from Longford and further afield who sponsored the eleven races on the card, and the various shops that donated door and raffle prizes, all contributed to the success of the night.
The €2,000 Buster Prize for the featured race on the card was won by Pat Quinn, Annally Park, whose ticket had the winning trap order: 5, 6, 1, 4, 2, 3.
St Christopher’s Services wish to acknowledge and thank the following; Turas Group - National Network €195.40; John & Claire Casey, Ballincurry €100; Ardagh Tidy Towns €200; Longford Variety Group €200; Gerard Farrell, Lanesboro €150; Carrickedmond GAA €1,350; Newtowncashel Branch €140; Lough Ree Sub Aqua Club €500; Sr Bridie McGowan €200.
Waxathon Coy’s Bar €6,625; Granard Branch ‘Lights Committee’ €276; Coll Boxes €420; ‘Mock Wedding’ €4,539.55; Goldsmith Inn Mostrim Coll Box €79.60; Edgeworthstown Branch €214; St Columba’s GAA Derrycassan Fun Run €870; Colmcille Branch Xmas Draw €600; Al & Elizabeth Manning in memory of Brian McCann RIP €100.
St John’s Church, Clonbroney per Rev Percival €350; Brendan & Joan Quinn in memory of Brian McCann RIP €50; Ardagh Group Water Scheme €452; Slowey’s Bar, Legan Coll Box €480; Ladbrooks, Longford €100; Longford County Council Calendar Grant €600; Ellie, Maureen & Geraldine in memory of Brian McCann RIP €50; Michael & Ann McCann in memory of Brian McCann RIP €500; Mary Coughlan in memory of Brian McCann RIP €50.
District Court per Mr Kevin Murphy €750; Longford County Choir €2,000; Grace Connellan €50; Dromard Branch €1,000; Christine O’Brien & colleagues Scoil Mhuire, Longford €90; Ms Josie Dinnigan €50; Pat & Steven O’Hora, Killala Dublin Marathon in memory of Noel Neary RIP €300; Mr & Ms JJ Carley, Dromad €40;
‘Night at the Dogs’ Staff Fundraiser €11,300; Mary McCann NY in memory of Brian McCann RIP €100; Stonepark NS per Eimear Kyle & Caoimhe Lohan €200; Irish Autism Action €1,000; Church of Ireland Parish of Killashee & Ballymacormack €45; Metal Processors Ltd €250; Ollie Foudy Memorial Cup €650.