Millstreet Museum and Millstreet Website have initiated a fundraiser to offset costs toward a valuable service that links Millstreet to friends across the globe.
Traditionally, its annual church gate collection scheduled for the August Bank Holiday weekend is the principal source of income for Millstreet Museum and Website but that's not feasible this year owing to Covid 19. Instead, the group have set up a Go Fund Me page to afford the opportunity of supporting the two local community-based voluntary services.
Funds collected will help to defray the cost of insurance, lighting, heating and expenses involved in maintaining an invaluable service that allows accessing archival material be maintained. Of source the Millstreet website www.millstreet.ie is a source of information for those at home and natives based in many parts of the world.
Over the years, the annual collection was the only source of funding to maintain both Millstreet Museum and Millstreet Website. According to Curator Seán Radley, running costs at the Museum include the annual insurance of €1,000 in addition to lighting, heating and development expenses. And funding generated also covers hosting and domain name costs for Millstreet Website.
"Our main source of funding for Millstreet Museum and the Millstreet Website is through an Annual Church Gate Collection in August. This year, however, due to COVID-19 we cannot hold this Collection thus we extend an invitation to our supporters to kindly consider contributing towards this Go Fund Me appeal so that we as Volunteers can continue to make our Museum and Website Services available", said Seán
"The running costs of both are quite substantial and we greatly appreciate any contribution received. Sincere thanks also for the wonderful words of encouragement we constantly receive regarding the provision of these two community-based important Services", he added.
Friends can support a go fund me page in order to raise much needed funds by logging onto Millstreet Museum.