In these uncertain times, Kinlough Community Centre, like so many businesses, is under serious financial strain.
We have had an exceptional few years with extraordinary capital developments with the work completed on the astro turf, track, pitch, dressing rooms, kitchen and car park and whilst we have been extremely fortunate with grant aid, we have had to supplement everything with our own reserves, a large loan and continued fundraising. We truly appreciate all the support our community has already shown to date with fundraising and we have achieved so much already with your help. Between all the training, classes and events we normally welcome over a 1000 people to the centre every week and we miss the buzz of activity.
But, this means that now with Covid 19 and being closed we have zero income and unfortunately little reserves. A situation no one could have predicted. We had anticipated our income to be somewhat constant with regular bingo, regular room hire, regular pitch hires and our main fundraiser for 2020 The Chaser, to help us keep going.
Whilst we plan that our large fundraiser will take place later this year, we still have current bills to cover, including a large insurance one and regular loan repayments. We want to be ready to open our doors the minute the restrictions are lifted. And get our hub in the community back to doing what it does best!
We are organising an online fundraising initiative. Its been great to see so many people out walking, cycling and running around our lovely village, so we are asking you to Do 5km, Donate €5 and Nominate 5 others. (Make sure you do your 5km within the 2km restrictions though!). We are sure friends near and far are doing the same too and would welcome all to participate so get your family to join in too. We appreciate lots of organisations are needing help but we would be so very thankful if you could help us. You can get a donation envelope in Spar or online you can DONATE HERE
EVERY €5 donation will count as a entry into a prize draw where we have
2 x €50 Spar Shopping Vouchers and 2 x €50 Family tickets to The Chaser.
Make sure you share pictures of your 5km and tag our Social Media
Kinlough Community Centre is a registered charity and run by a voluntary committee.
Remember also the Covid -19 Supports that are available locally See here