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Clonaslee is looking forward to one of its biggest fundraisers of the year

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Clonaslee is preparing for one of its biggest fundraisers of the year this Sunday, July 15.

The Square and St Manman’s GAA field will play host to a wide rang of activities throughout the day, all in an effort to raise funds for the Children’s Medical & Research Foundation, Crumlin.

First off, there will be an epic battle of the sexes with a novelty ladies vs men football match in St Manman’s at 2pm.

A monster auction will take place in the Square outside Hickeys Pub at 4pm. Items up for auction include; a signed Laois football jersey, a penny farthing bike, turf, a mini barbecue and much more.

All this excitement will be followed by a bake sale and live music from TJ Brewer at 6pm.

Skydiving for charity 

Organisers Dawn Flynn, Ciara Dunne and Tom McRedmond all work in Hickey’s Pub, Clonaslee, and come together every year to raise money for different charities.

“There’s been four or five skydives over the past 10 years,” said Tom. “We talked about a few different charities and decided on focusing on a children’s charity for this year,” he added.

“We always get a great response, and the auction is set to go down really well. There’s anything there so if people are looking for something they’re bound to find it!” he laughed.

Tom, Dawn and Ciara are also planning to skydive for CMRF Crumlin in August.

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