Two Midleton students are holding a table quiz fundraiser in aid of the Hope Foundation in less than two weeks’ time on Monday, 6 November.
The table quiz will be hosted by Wallis’ Bar, Midleton and will begin at 8pm. The event, which will be open to everyone, will include a raffle and spot prizes. A table of four is priced at €40 with the proceeds going towards the Hope Foundation.
This will be the first fundraiser for Laura O’Leary and Aoife Franklin, both students at St Mary’s High School, Midleton, who will travel to Kolkata, India with the Hope Foundation’s School Immersion Programme in April next year. As part of the Immersion Programme both students must raise €2,400 for the Hope Foundation, with their mothers Carol O’Leary and Carol Franklin, helping with the organisation of the fundraisers.
“This is the first fundraiser for the girls,” said Carol O’Leary, mother of Laura. “For the bigger events they are fundraising together and dividing the money between them to reach their goals for the Hope Foundation. The quiz is open to everyone and will be presented by Higgins’ Quiz. We have spot and raffle prizes kindly donated to us by local businesses. In fairness, the local businesses have been very, very good to the girls.”
The HOPE Foundation works to provide aid and education to the most impoverished and underprivileged of children in Kolkata. HOPE funds and operates over 60 projects to improve the quality of life for these children and support the development of underprivileged sections of Kolkata’s society. The HOPE Foundation’s School Immersion Programme offers Irish Transition Year and 5th Year students the unique opportunity to travel to Kolkata and see the work being done there and the work still needed to be undertaken.
The next event is a collection day in Tesco [in Market Green, Midleton] from 11am-4pm this Saturday [28 October],” said Carol O’Leary. “After that there are plans for an Indian Night at the Midleton Rugby Club on the 17 November. There will be a chef going in and making Indian food, and there will be prizes and drinks and so on.”
To book a table for the fundraising quiz, contact the Midleton Ladies Football GAA Facebook page.