“Great success” at Lions Club Ireland charity Golf Classic
NEARLY 25 teams were at the fore of a recent charity Golf Classic in aid of a number of charities, the primary recipients to be older people advocacy leader Age Action Ireland and Addiction Recovery Ireland, a facility aimed at providing recuperation and a return to a healthy lifestyle.
The Dublin Ireland-based Ballsbridge Lions Club welcomed 24 teams earlier this month to the Powerscourt Estate Golf Club in County Wicklow for a round of golf across 18 holes. Additional funds raised from the auction of a signed Titleist golf bag along with a raffle for donated prizes have been designated to aid the Lions Clubs Ireland defibrillator programme, which aims to bring defibrillators in every community with every local Lions Club providing for the project.
Ballsbridge founding member and first president, Farrell O’Boy told Pynck.com that an additional €1,500 has already been donated to the Lions Clubs Ukraine Appeal.
“It was an enormous success with great success,” said Farrell O’Boy. “Age Action (Ireland) and Addiction Recovery (Ireland) will each get (funds).
“Local charity funding will go to new defibrillators in various locations as part of a national programme.”
Ballsbridge Lions Club in association with Lions Clubs in Ireland are purchasing and arranging the installation of local defibrillators and intend to fund the ongoing maintenance of every device. Locations will be registered with local ambulance services to help save lives.
Lions Clubs International is the world’s largest service organisation the charity Foundation wing providing grant funding to support compassionate and humanitarian works in local communities.
Donations to local charitable organisations can be made online at https://ballsbridgelions.ie or at AIB A/C Name Ballsbridge Lions Club, A/C Number 36989127, Sort Code 93-10-63, BIC AIBKIE2D, IBAN IE9 AIBK 9310 6336 9891 27. To make donations to any Lions Club in the world on behalf of local charities see https://www.lionsclubs.org.
Tags: Arts & Culture Lions Clubs International Addiction Recovery Age Action
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