Ring of Gullion Harvest Festival Committee raise vital funds for local charities

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Thursday, December 20th, 2012
On Saturday 17thNovember the Ring of Gullion Harvest Festival Committee held their seventh Annual Charity Presentation night in the Forge, Carrickasticken, Forkhill.  This night highlights the year’s fundraising efforts by this hard-working committee. As always the Ring of Gullion Harvest Festival Committee has been very committed and successful in raising much needed funds for local charities. For the last seven years this group has worked hard to come up with creative fundraising initiatives and this year the fruits of their work culminated in the grand total of £24,030.00. When one considers the massive down-turn in the economy, this is indeed a great achievement. Add to this what has been raised over the previous years of this Committee’s existence and you have a grand total of £222,030.00. A unique feature of this fundraising is that every penny and cent donated goes directly to the charity with no costs being taken out for the hire of fields, tents or equipment etc – all of which have been kindly donated throughout the years. Similarly no admission fees are charged throughout the year to any of the events. All money raised on the day is from the generosity of people giving what they feel they can, knowing that the money will go to a good cause. This year there were eleven different charities benefitting from the money raised. With all such committees and event teams, there are always too many people to thank or name individually so the Ring of Gullion Harvest Festival Committee extended their thanks and appreciation for all the hard work done by everybody who helped in any way throughout the year.
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