More than five hundred people turned out to dance, sing and celebrate community at our fundraising dinner dance at Celtic Park in November.
Members and friends of Scotland’s Irish community were treated to a great set from Boolavogue, scooped match-worn Celtic shirts and hospitality packages in our raffle, and made generous bids on our one of a kind auction items, including a coin collection depicting all signatories of the 1916 Proclamation of the Irish Republic. As Committee Chair Jeanette Findlay said on the night, “the excitement around this memorial project is palpable, and it clearly fills a genuinely felt need of our community to have our history and our existence recognised.”
Thanks to your incredible support, the night raised £21,475, taking us past our £80,000 fundraising target.
Not only does this secure the installation, maintenance and insurance of Scotland’s first permanent memorial to the tragedy of An Gorta Mór, it will also allow the committee to look at options to enhance the memorial site, such as lighting, information boards and bench seating.
None of this would have been possible without the generosity of the suppliers and performers who supported the fundraiser, those who donated raffle and auction prizes, everyone who attended on the night and each and every single person who has donated along the way.
With fundraising complete, we’ll now focus on planning the installation and unveiling of this long-awaited memorial. Sign up for email updates and follow us on Facebook and Twitter to ensure you stay up to date.
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