'Friends of Foróige' in Co. Offaly organised a Barn Dance on Friday the 23rd August which was attended by more than 100 people. The event boasted a barbeque and country and western band 'Midnight Boogie.
Barbara Daly who is a member of the Offaly 'Friends of Foróige group said "I couldn't get over the amount of goodwill from the businesses in the Offaly area ‘It is fantastic to see that businesses in Offaly are aware and appreciate the good work of Foróige in the county."
The Foróige Ballyshannon/Bundoran Neighbourhood Youth Project hosted a Band Night Fundraiser on Thursday 22nd August in the Kickin' Donkey, Bundoran, Co. Donegal. The fundraiser was supported by three fantastic bands. Stonefree, Bangin' Yolks and Spinach participated on the night to raise funds for the local youth project.
Foróige has secured a national bag pack with Tesco, across all 101 of their stores, on Friday 13th and Saturday 14th of September this year. The bag pack has been organised to help generate funding for our clubs and projects throughout the country. We hope too that the bag packing initiative will also create more awareness of Foróige in Ireland. Please support our bag packers and our cause on these dates and look out for our purple t-shirts and branded buckets! Thank you.
Stetsons and cowboy boots were out in full force on Friday 26th July as Westmeath ‘Friends of Foróige’ hosted a very memorable Barn Dance Fundraiser! The ‘Friends’ group are comprised of former Club members, former and present Club Leaders and supporters of Foróige. The night was a tremendous success with over 100 cowboys in attendance and approx €1,500 was raised.
A BBQ (with meat kindly sponsored by local butchers) and raffle (prizes included breaks in The Hudson Bay, the Bloomfield Hotel and the Radison, Athlone). Friends of Foróige volunteers Veronica Daly, Bernie McHugh, Noreen Dunlea, Sarah Boland, Rita Egan, Gary Nugent and Fiona Boland all deserve a massive Thank You for their time and commitment to Foróige.
Robert Quirke is the Managing Director of AD2ONE, a digital sales agency based in Dublin. He's an adventurous, energetic type of guy and credits Foróige for developing his sense of identity and openness to trying new things. Robert is departing for Russia in July to scale Mount Elbrus which is the highest mountain in Europe!
The 2nd annual Symantec 5k road race took place in Ballycoolin, Dublin 15 on Sunday 26th May in aid of Foróige in Blanchardstown. The event was kindly sponsored by Symantec, who were instrumental in organising and facilitating the event which attracted almost 300 participants.