Our primary fund raiser for 2016 will again be a “Gift Day” which is scheduled for Sunday 18th September.
As explained at the Easter General Vestry meetings of recent years, additional fund raising is necessary to ensure that the Parish repays both the Bank Loan and interest free loans from parishioners utilised in the major refurbishment of the Rectory and the revamping of the parish storage facilities in 2008/2009. The Select Vestry is pleased to report that the Bank Loan is now almost cleared.
However, essential maintenance works on the Parish buildings and grounds have been identified and some of the most urgent works have already commenced. These need to be completed in the short to medium term to protect the integrity of the infrastructure and avoid more costly repairs and maintenance going forward. The best costing estimates of the works now required amount to €50,000 – €60,000. We would therefore encourage all parishioners to give as generously as possible to our “Gift Day” appeal next September in order that these works may be undertaken in a timely manner.
- Annual Golf Outing at Greystones – rainclouds and prizes
- Thank You to readers and brewers – new volunteers needed!