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Thursday 20 June 2019

Forge vintage club enjoy festive nights

Laura Doyle, Clongeen and Emmet Cleary, Foulksmills
Laura Doyle, Clongeen and Emmet Cleary, Foulksmills
Forge Vintage club dinner in Oak Tree, Foulksmills

Cheques for €8,000 were handed over to four charities at the Forge Vintage Club Christmas party night after another busy year fundraising for charities and local organisations.

A large crowd enjoyed a buffet dinner at the Oak Tree bar in Foulksmills, followed by musical entertainment by T-Bone Country.

€3,000 was presented to Wexford Hospice Homecare, €2,000 went to Clongeen parish for the senior citizen's Christmas party, €1,500 went to Clongeen National School and €1,500 was donated to Cumas New Ross towards a bus they are buying.

Angela Byrne of the club said: 'This money would not be raised only for the continued support from our members, members of other vintage clubs and anyone who comes to our road runs so we appreciate all your support.'

The club held a draw for its members and the winners were Roy Butler, Ger Doyle and David Tubritt. The winners of the door prizes were Chris Kerrigan, Eileen Crosbie and Breda Kerrigan. Roseann Dalton was the lucky winner of our ladies prize.

With 2019 being the club's tenth anniversary they will be asking for continued support to make next year's events as successful.

This year's money was raised through the following events: the Christy Purcell memorial road run in March, the over night trip to Clonmel in June and the road run to Adamstown in September.

On the Clonmel trip a convoy of tractors, bikes and bus left Clongeen for a stay in the Clonmel Park Hotel, arriving at the Oak Tree bar for a barbecue.

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