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1. Combined Services Third World Fund Project
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2. Malama Project - Garda Third World Fund
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3. Chali Project - Garda Third World Fund
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4. Mwapona and Malama Projects - INTO Solidarity Fund
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5. Mwapona Project - Irish Aid
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6. Simwami Primary School Book Project
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7. School Fees Project - Midland Grain Growers and Kinnitty Parish
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Johnstown Church Gate Collection - 26th and 27th August 2017

​A total of €228.77 was collected at our 2017 church gate collection in Johnstown on 26th and 27th August. Many thanks to all who donated to the collection. Sincere thanks also to Maura and Joseph Beggy who organised the collection.

Ratoath Church Gate Collection - 19th and 20th August 2017

Ratoath Church Gate Collection

We were delighted to collect €698.61 at the 2017 church gate collection in Ratoath this weekend. As luck would have it, we had a nice dry morning and the rain only started as we made our way home after the last Mass. A sincere thank you to Marie Tully-Hand for helping with the collection at all four Masses. Many thanks also to the local people who donated so generously.

Mullingar Church Gate Collection - 29th and 30th July 2017

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The 2017 collection in Mullingar was a great success, with amounts collected greatly increased on last year. A total of €2041.83 was collected. Of this, €1615.42 was collected at Mullingar Cathedral and €426.41 at St Paul's Church. Many thanks to all who donated so generously. Thanks also to the many collectors who helped to make the day such a success; Annemarie Minnock, Fintan O'Halloran, Maeve Kelly, Sadie O'Halloran, Miriam Lynam and Valerie Eivers who did the collection at the Cathedral. Thanks also to Ignatius O'Neill for helping Teresa Kelly with the collection at St Paul's.​ The collectors enjoyed nice dry weather for most of the Masses. However, a deluge of rain fell just as the final Mass was about to end. Luckily the collectors braved it out and the generosity of the Mass goers made the wait very worthwhile.

Kilberry Church Gate Collection - 8th and 9th July 2017

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Our 2017 church gate collection in Kilberry took place on the 8th and 9th July. A total of €191.80 was raised. Thanks to the volunteers who helped out; Jim Corkery, Sarah Kelly and Teresa Kelly. Thanks also to all the local people for their generosity.

Beauparc Church Gate Collection - 8th and 9th July 2017

A total of €300.47 was collected at our 2017 church gate collection in Beauparc on 8th and 9th July. Many thanks to all who donated to the collection. A very special thanks is extended to Kathleen Mulvany, Bridie Marry-Wogan and Anna Wogan for organising the collection.

Girley Church Gate Collection - 25th June 2017

A total of €170 was raised at the 2017 church gate collection in Girley, Kells. Many thanks to Sarah and Mikie Kelly for organising the collection. Thanks also to all those who donated for their generosity.

Kilcormac Church Gate Collection - 24th and 25th June 2017

​​A total of €805 was raised at the 2017 church gate collection in Kilcormac. Many thanks to Enda Egan who coordinated the collection and to all those who helped out. Many thanks also to all who donated for their generosity.

Ashbourne Church Gate Collection – 3rd and 4th June 2017

Ashbourne Church Gate Collection

A total of €569.52 was collected at our 2017 church gate collection in Ashbourne. We are very grateful to all the local people who donated so generously. Many thanks to Joseph Beggy for organising the collection. Thanks also to the wonderful volunteers, Mairéad Mhic Cába and Mikie Kelly for giving so generously of their time to help out with the collection.

Drogheda Church Gate Collection - 29th and 30th April 2017

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Many thanks to all the local people who donated so generously to the Holy Family Church, Ballsgrove and St Mary's church gate collections in Drogheda on 29th and 30th April. Thanks also to all the people who helped with the collection: Joe and Marie Heeney, Eamon Gilmartin and Tom McElarney at Ballsgrove; and Marie Tully-Hand, Sean O'Connor and Mikie Kelly at St Mary's Church. Gusts of wind sent posters and umbrellas flying more than once and it was a bit wet. However, the collection was a great success, with a total of €1080.45 collected, €586.93 at Ballsgrove Church and €493.52 at St Mary's Church.

Dunshaughlin/Culmullen Church Gate Collection - 1st and 2nd April 2017

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Our 2017 Dunshaughlin/Culmullen church gate collection was a great success raising a total of €761.29. Many thanks to all of our volunteers who helped out; May Tuite, Mary Flood, Tony Brady, David Lloyd, Peter Tuite, Jackie Lynch, Rita Moore, Ann Wilkinson and Susie Farrell. Thanks also to all the local people who donated so generously.The pictures above show some of our volunteers who helped out throughout the weekend.

Kells Church Gate Collection - 18th and 19th March 2017

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Our 2017 church gate collection in Kells was a great success, raising a record €1301.06! Thanks to all of the volunteers who helped out; Catherine Tunney, Martin Flanagan, Brid Lombard, Áine Beggy, Eamon Cooke, Denis McCarthy and Michael Kelly. Lastly, thanks to the local people in Kells for giving so generously. The pictures above show our volunteers who helped out throughout the weekend despite the occasional heavy showers of rain.

Navan Church Gate Collection - 11th and 12th March 2017

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A total of €2,051.48 was raised at our 2017 church gate collection in Navan. The blue skies and nice dry weather were enjoyed by the collectors. A special thank you to Joseph Beggy for organising the collection and to our volunteer collectors, Sean Lynch, John O'Brien, Kate Lynch, Andrew Beggy, Peter Kelly, Maura Beggy, Mikie Kelly. Many thanks to all who donated.

Dunboyne/Kilbride Church Gate Collection - 11th and 12th February 2017

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Many thanks to all the local people in Dunboyne and Kilbride who donated so generously to our charity at the 2017 annual church gate collection. Thanks also to all the people who braved the elements to make the collection the great success that it was; Bridgena and Alanna Reddin and Ann Farrell in Kilbride, and Ciaran Macken, Sally Mellon, Carmel Nally, Brid Reynolds and Judy Conroy in Dunboyne.

A total of €969.93 was collected, €694.68 in Dunboyne and €275.25 in Kilbride.

Trim/Boardsmill Church Gate Collection - 21st and 22nd January 2017

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Our first church gate collection of 2017 took place in Trim and Boardsmill on the 21st and 22nd January. A total of €914.69 was collected.

Many thanks to all of the volunteers who helped out: Teresa Kane, Rita Sheridan, Henry Sheridan, Marie Smyth, Sean Kane, Liam Walsh, Sean Walsh, Sr Claudia Bradley. Thanks also to TJ Reilly who organised the Boardsmill collection and to Nora Dixon who helped him with that collection.

The pictures above show some of our volunteers who helped out throughout the weekend.

The collection was a great success and was helped by the nice dry weather.

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