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Moate Church Gate Collection - 14th and 14th December 2013

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A total of €854.78 was collected at the church gate collection in Moate this weekend, €476.70 in the Carmelite Church and €378.08 in St. Patricks Church. Apart from a light shower, the collectors enjoyed dry weather. Incredible luck as it rained all day Saturday and the rain started again shortly after the last Mass! Many thanks to Anne Marie Minnock and Fintan O'Halloran for organising the collection. Thanks also to Mary Fleming, Siobhan Murray, Arthur Geraghty, David Minnock, Alanna McGarvey and Sadie O'Halloran for helping to collect, count and bag the money. And last but not least, many thanks to the people of Moate for their generosity.

Ratoath Church Gate Collection - 24th and 25th August 2013

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A total of €723.52 was collected at Ratoath church gate collection this weekend. Many thanks to all who donated so generously. Thanks also to the collectors Karen Breen, Ann Brady, and Gerry, Peter and Maeve Kelly.

Mullingar Church Gate Collection - 17th and 18th August 2013

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The collectors enjoyed nice sunny weather for the 2013 church gate collections on 17th and 18th August at Mullingar Cathedral and St Paul's Church. A total of €1,743.83 was collected. Of this, €1,224.31 was collected at Mullingar Cathedral and €519.52 at St Paul's Church. Many thanks to all who donated so generously. Thanks also to the collectors Siohhan McKeown, Catherine Tunney, Rosaleen Stewart, Annemarie Minnock, Fintan O'Halloran, Joseph Beggy and Maura Beggy.

Sponsored Cycle - 27th July 2013

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Five people took part in a sponsored cycle which set out from Trim, Co. Meath on Saturday July 27th 2013. The participants were Maeve Kelly, Sarah Kelly, Peter Kelly, Joseph Beggy and Maura Beggy. A total of €423 was raised and the event was enjoyed by all.

Coffee Morning - 20th July 2013

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A coffee morning held on 20th July at Joseph and Maura Beggy's house, Trim Road, Navan was greatly enjoyed by all the friends and neighbours who supported the event. There was glorious sunshine in the rear garden as Pat Coldrick, guitar virtuoso, charmed the audience with his wonderful renditions of classical and modern pieces. The musical entertainment provided by two local harpists, Rachel McGuinness and Caoimhe Harte was also very much appreciated by those in attendance. A total of €1010 was raised at the event.

Donation from USA

OVO Zambia was delighted this week to receive a cheque for US$1,500 from Peter Sorge, its American contact. Many thanks Peter for your continued support.

Beauparc Church Gate Collection - 13th and 14th July 2013

The church gate collection in Beauparc this year was organised single handedly by Marie Sheridan. She collected a total of €282.88. Many thanks to Marie and to all who donated. A collection which was scheduled to take place in Kilberry the same weekend was cancelled as Sr. Carmel was speaking at all the Masses in order to raise funding for missionary work abroad.

Drogheda Church Gate Collections - 29th and 30th June 2013

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The 2013 church gate collections in Drogheda on 29th and 30th June were a great success. A total of €1,270.80 was collected. Of this, €638.76 was collected in St Marys and €632.04 in Ballsgrove. Many thanks to all who donated so generously. Thanks also to all of the collectors: Sean O'Connor, Marie Tully-Hand, Peter and Maeve Kelly, Joseph and Maura Beggy, Teres Kelly, Sarah Kelly and Michael Kelly.

Donaghamore/Ashbourne and Johnstown Church Gate Collections - 8th and 9th June 2013

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The collectors enjoyed glorious sunshine for the 2013 church gate collections on 8th and 9th June in Donaghamore/Ashbourne and Johnstown. A total of €946.40 was collected. Of this, €570.97 was collected in Ashbourne, €133.31 in Donaghamore and €242.12 in Johnstown. Many thanks to all who donated so generously. Thanks also to the collectors, Joseph Beggy and Sarah and Gerry Kelly in Johnstown, and Mairéad Mhic Chába, Audrey McCarthy, Mick Kelly and Mikie Kelly in Donaghamore/Ashbourne. By the way, these last two are not related! They did not even meet as Mick helped at 9am Mass on Sunday while Mikie helped at 6pm, Saturday evening.

Dunshaughlin/Culmullen Church Gate Collection - 6th and 7th April 2013

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Our Dunshaughlin/Culmullen church gate collection took place on the 6th and 7th April 2013. The Dunshaughlin collection raised €381.00 and the Culmullen collection raised €129.20 totalling €510.20. Thanks to all of our volunteers who helped out; Lena Walsh, Johnny Lynch, Mary Flood, Peter and May Tuite, Dolores Jones, Maura O'Neill, Michael Kelly and Teresa Kelly. The pictures above show some of our volunteers who helped out throughout the weekend.

Navan and Johnstown Church Gate Collection - 23rd and 24th March 2013

A total of €2296 was collected at our church gate collection in Navan and Johnstown. Many thanks to all who donated, and to our volunteer collectors, especially Marie Tully-Hand, Joseph Beggy, Sean Lynch, Stephen O'Donnell, Peter Kelly and Maeve Walsh Kelly. Thanks also to Sarah and John who travelled all the way from Dublin to help out.

Dunboyne/Kilbride Church Gate Collection - 16th and 17th February 2013

Many thanks to all the local people in Dunboyne and Kilbride who donated so generously to the above charity at the church gate collection last weekend. Thanks also to all the people who helped out with the collection. Particular thanks to Austin and Alanna Reddin, Pat Donellan and Mikie Kelly for helping out in Kilbride and to Jimmy Kavanagh, Phil Dwyer, Sean Ryan, Sallie Mellon and Mikie Kelly for helping in Dunboyne. Luckily the weather was great for the time of year and the weekend was dry and bright, if a little nippy at times! Thanks also to Ann Farrell and Brendan McNamee for all their help and support.

A total of €838.55 was collected, €605.30 in Dunboyne and €233.25 in Kilbride.

Trim Church Gate Collection - 26th and 27th January 2013

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Our Trim church gate collection took place in Trim and Boardsmill on the 26th and 27th January 2013. The Trim collection raised €613.51 and the Boardsmill collection raised €85.46 totalling €698.97. Thanks to all of our volunteers who helped out; TJ Reilly (Boardsmill), Sr. Claudia, Marie Smyth, Sean Kane, Teresa Kane, Rita Sheridan, Henry Sheridan, Chris Ryan, Celia Ryan, Johnny Connelly, Kitty Keogh, Sarah Kelly, John Coyne, Mikie Kelly and Teresa Kelly. The pictures above show some of our volunteers who helped out throughout the weekend

The collection was a great success despite the weather, a mixture of sleet, heavy rain, and wind which sent buckets and posters flying away on more than one occasion! The volunteers deserve a medal for bravery. Thanks a lot to all who helped out.

Table Quiz Fundraiser - 16th November 2012

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We held a table quiz fundraiser on the 16th November 2012 in the Stonehouse Bar on Kennedy Road, Navan. It cost €20 for a table of 4 and we also held a raffle on the night. We had second hand books on sale with all donations going towards the charity as well. Fr. Michael, the founder of the charity was on 'home leave' so he was in attendance. The table quiz was a huge success and, in total, we raised €1056.17! A huge thanks to all involved.

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