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Fundraising Events 2015

The Dublin women's mini marathon was sponsored by VHI this year and we want to thank our volunteers who took part to raise sponsorship for ODVSS to help run the service. This is the largest 10K women only event in the world although there were many in drag also raising funds for their cause. The 1st June was a wet day but this didn't dampen the spirits of all involved and a total of €1209.00 was raised for the service.

Church Gate Collection 18th & 19th July. Thanks to donor, staff, board members and volunteers who worked very hard to bring in a total of €1780.12 in our annual Tullamore Church Gate Collection.

Sky Dive in aid of Domestic Violence Support June 2015. The Mc Donagh family lost their daughter Jacqueline to domestic violence 3 years ago and wanted to to something positive to help people in need of support so they enlisted the help of family, friends and Offaly Traveller Movement and decided to do a sponsored Sky Dive. The huge success resulted in the Mc Donagh family presenting ODVSS with €5000 in June and a further €100 before the weather permitted the dive. Thank you to the family for sharing their story.

Tulip of Tullamore October 2015. This was a most enjoyable event where men dressed up in wig, dress and heels to raise funds for victims of domestic violence. Politicians, Sportsmen, Teachers and Regular gentlemen took part in the competition to find Tullamore's Tulip. The winner on the night was Mrs Brown (aka Padraic Minnock) and just over €1600 was raised for the cause. ODVSS would like to thank all who took part in the event, board members, staff and volunteers who helped organise the event, prize donor and the people who bought tickets and raffle tickets.

Prizes were donated by:

Siobhans Nail & Beauty Highstreet, Tullamore
Quirkes Medical Hall Highstreet, Tullamore
Anthony Kearns, Guy Clothing Highstreet, Tullamore
Eddie Rockets O'Connor Square, Tullamore
Bridge House Bridge Street, Tullamore
Tullamore Townhouse, Highstreet, Tullamore
Glenisk Ltd Newtown, Killeigh
Ardilaun Hotel Taylors Hill, Galway City
Michael Corbett The Book People, Tullamore
Grooms Barbers Off Patrick St.,Tullamore
Studio One William St, Tullamore
Tormey's Butcher Bridge St., Tullamore
Fahy's Pharmacy Patrick St., Tullamore
Joanne Hendrick ODVSS
Frank Curtis Rhode, Co. Offaly

Kilcormac Women's Group (KWG) Craft Raffle November 2015. KWG worked for 2 years to make a variety of items which could be sold to support local charities. The biggest part of the project was the patchwork quilt which consisted of various patchwork houses and decorations which were assembled into the quilt and 2 cushions to complete the set. There was also a handmade doll, wall hanging and many other prizes to boost the ticket sales. Then the ladies voted to donate proceeds after costs were recovered to the Alzheime's Societ (Birr) and Offaly Domestic Violence Support Service. This was followed by the selling of tickets in Tullamore, Kilcormac and Birr by the group. The Raffle was held at the October Meeting and prizes were distributed the following week. On 3rd November KWG donated €1540.00 to ODVSS and this is a huge boost to our service. Thank you for all your work and donation.

Reindeer Food December 2015. In keeping with the Christmas season ODVSS have decided to sell novelty packets of "Magic" Reindeer Food to raise much needed funds. The little packets of "Magic" Reindeer Food are being sold at €2.00 per packet and ODVSS hope to sell these at the Christmas Fare in the Rugby Club, in the Bridge Centre and at Tullamore Credit Union. If you would like to buy some to support our efforts, call into the office at 2 Cormac Street, Tullamore or phone 057 93 51796.

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