Lucan Fundraiser In Aid of Nagarhope Ireland


Fachtna “ Doc” Clandillon is highlighting a fundraiser on the 10th of February in aid of Nagarhope Ireland. Fachtna comments “The last 9 months or so was a busy time for Nagarhope Basic School, as we constructed a 5 roomed earthquake proof Pre-Primary block in Sathikurya. To date about €58,000 has been spent on construction costs, half of that from the Provincial Government in Nepal, the other half from donations from your good selves, the people of Ireland and beyond. The new facility will be used for the youngest 4 classes, about 70 children between the ages of 2 and 5. Furniture- tables, desks, benches, whiteboards, carpet and painting, are still to be fitted”.

“The Nagarhope Basic School now accommodates 130 children in total, with 12 staff and a handful of volunteers also giving time on a regular basis. Currently, we are running a 5 day football camp for 20/30 children, teaching them how to shoot, dribble, pass and save. The mornings are cold here but the afternoons are delightful ‘til about 3pm, so long as the sun comes out. After a 2 year hiatus due to the pandemic, fundraising in Ireland has picked up again. A very successful table quiz was held in Lucan Sarsfields at the tail end of ’22, where close to 40 tables battled it out  for bragging rights”. 

And not too far around the corner, another fundraiser is taking place in Lucan Spa Hotel. Elvis and the Way it was orchestra featuring Kevin Doyle are supporting this good cause. They’ve done a few gigs for Nagarhope now, for that they’d like to extend thanks to the group.

Tickets are on sale now at €35 euros from 191 Beech Park, Lucan or by ringing either of the following numbers: 087-0666891 or 087-9225103

The Nagarhope team would like to extend thanks to all sponsors and donors, well -wishers and friends for their continued unwavering support. Hope to see you all there on the 10th of February in the Spa Hotel! 

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