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Monday 27 January 2020

Forge Vintage Club raises over €100,000

David Looby

The Forge Vintage Club have raised over €100,000 for local charities, the latest €10,000 instalment coming at the club's Christmas party in the Oak Tree Bar in Foulksmills.

A buffet dinner was served followed by music from Update, with club members dancing the night away.

On the night cheques totalling €10,000 were handed over to charities for the year: Wexford Hospice Home Care, Clongeen parish for the senior citizens party, Clongeen National School, Slaney Search and Rescue and Ard Aoibhinn.

Club spokesperson Angela Byrne said: 'This year is a big year for us as we are celebrating ten years and to date we have raised just over €100,000 which has been handed over to many charities over the years. We would like to thank the following for the continued support over the year: all members from other vintage clubs who travelled to our runs, our own members and people who generously donated money and prizes without your continued support we would not have had another successful year.'

This year money was raised during the fourth Christy Purcell Memorial Road run with 149 people registered and plenty of spectators around to wave off the run. This run headed to Rathangan where they stopped in the Rathangan bar before travelling back to Foulksmills for a hot meal.

Then on Saturday, June 29, over 20 members left Clongeen on tractors heading to Dungarvan for an over night trip. They stopped in Kilmeaden for dinner and then on to Dungarvan where they parked up the tractors for the night. A great night was had in Dungarvan and on the following morning they departed on their return journey back to Foulksmlls.

On Sunday, September 8, another great day was had by everyone for the club's annual all vehicle road run which travelled through Saltmills where they stopped off in the Vine Cottage and returned to the Oak Tree bar in Foulksmills for a lovely meal.

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