“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.

Teams of four people came to the aid of Ballsbridge Lions Club Dublin Ireland in support of a number of designated charities to raise funds in a Golf Classic at Powerscourt Estate Golf Course (Wicklow Ireland)

Outgoing Ballsbridge Lions Club president Ann O’Neill (left) with new president Annie Griffin raised funds for charity at Powerscourt Estate, Wicklow Ireland

Jason Murphy (left) was presented with his Longest Drive prize by Ballsbridge Lions Club founding member and past president, Farrell O’Boy at a charity Golf Classic in Powerscourt Estate, Wicklow Ireland

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.

Ballsbridge Lions Club founding member and past president, Farrell O’Boy auctioned a signed Titleist golf bag that included the signatures of some of the top golfers in the world, the funds going to charitable and humanitarian works

Jacinta Burke of Irish petrol company Applegreen, accepting First Prize for the team scoring the best of 24 foursome competitors in the Ballsbridge Lions Club Golf Classic for charity

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

Image credits: Kim Mullahey

 

Kim Mullahey

Kim Mullahey is Pynck.com’s Ireland Correspondent. She holds an honours undergraduate degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Chicago and has taught Adult Education Creative Writing Studies. Through a media career spanning nearly 25 years Kim has written and photographed regional news, national and international horse sports, fashion and lifestyle. Kim lives with her husband and son in Kildare Ireland, and a stray marmalade cat who has adopted the family.

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