Mullabrack Gaelic Football Club (GFC), in Northern Ireland, has been awarded £1,000 by the Pavers Foundation following Sandra Murtagh’s grant application.
Sandra, who is Store Manager at Pavers in Craigavon, applied to support the club that her family regularly volunteer and fundraise for.
Mullabrack GFC is a small Gaelic club outside Armagh that provides important sporting, cultural and social focus for a small rural local community.
Mullabrack GFC costs approximately £35,000 a year to run, which is raised entirely by the community, volunteers and supporters. The club hosts many fundraising events, including an annual cake sale, sponsored walks, various quiz nights, Bric-a-Brac sales and Cash for Clobber.
The £1,000 from the Pavers Foundation will allow the club to continue developing teams over the next 12 months and will help with promoting the club to children in the local area.
“I chose to support Mullabrack club as this is part of my local community. We rely heavily on all the members for raising money to support the club as it is solely run by the community with no external funding. We have been trying to raise money to help finish the lighting on the football pitch and to update the younger players kit. The club were delighted when I presented them with the cheque.”Sandra Murtagh, Store Manager at Pavers in Craigavon
“This funding will make a huge difference to our underage Gaelic football teams, as it will enable us to purchase new training kit and will support the work we have been doing over the past few years, to increase the number of kids participating in the sport from the local area.''Seamus Rice, Chairman of Mullabrack GFC
We’re delighted to be able to support Mullabrack GFC with this donation and we wish them a super successful season!