Cashel 8th Tipperary Scout Group host US-Style 'Tea Party Fundraiser' in Scout Hall

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 Cashel 8th Tipperary Scout Group host US-Style 'Tea Party Fundraiser' in Scout Hall

Cashel Scouts recently completed a 6-week Water Safety Course at the Swimming Pool in Thurles. Pictured here with their Leader Louis Clifton Brown & Life Saving Instructor Martin Keogh.

On 23rd February, the Cashel 8th Tipperary Scout Group ran a very successful American Tea Party fund-raiser in the Scout hall.

Catherine Hickey said: “We had a great night with lighting from Shaun Leahy and music from Billy O’Dwyer Bob. The night was thoroughly enjoyable. We raised €900 from the night and received some very generous donations. We would like to thank all the supporters and sponsors who gave so generously on the night.”

The Cashel Scouts are working throughout the year to maintain the listed National School on the Green, which was built in 1890. Catherine said: “This building is a fantastic legacy for the community. We have been struggling every year to try and raise sufficient funding to maintain the building to the best of our ability. It is listed and therefore the cost of replacing the roof has increased beyond our fundraising capabilities.

“We have some fundraisers coming up for which we would ask for support and participation. We have a bag pack in Supervalu on Saturday 24th March, thanks once again to Ray Morrissey for his continued support. We hope to have a street party on 27th May with entertainment and food and we also hope to run a BBQ on 8th September at which we hope to raise further funds.”

On another note the Scouts were once again involved with the Art’s Fest in the Cashel Parade on St. Patrick’s Day. They are looking forward to many scouting events over the next few months.

If anyone in the community holds a fondness for the Old School Hall and would like to donate money for the upkeep of this lovely building please contact Catherine Hickey or James Hally.

“We would like to express our sincere thanks to all our many supporters in the community and look forward to working on our mini garden and thank the Tidy Towns for their input on this project,” concluded Catherine.