Roscommon GAA host Hospice fundraiser

Roscommon GAA will host a fundraiser in aid of Mayo Roscommon Hospice Foundation on Saturday June 15, in the Abbey Hotel, Roscommon.

Roscommon GAA will host a fundraiser in aid of Mayo Roscommon Hospice Foundation on Saturday June 15, in the Abbey Hotel, Roscommon.

The event will be a “singing competition with a difference” and will see performers from GAA Clubs throughout Roscommon battle it out to impress the celebrity judging panel and the audience.

Votes from the Audience, votes from the Judges and donations made to Mayo Roscommon Hospice in their name of a singer will also count towards determining the winner. In addition to helping a worthy cause the winner will receive a cash prize for their Club and a weekend away for themselves.

The event will also feature live music and the 2013 Roscommon GAA Members Draw will take place on the night.

Full details of the contest and ticket information will be announced shortly and if entries are oversubscribed two semi-finals will also be held, with these “penciled in” for late May.

Cynthia Clampett CEO of Mayo Roscommon Hospice Foundation said “We were delighted when Roscommon GAA approached us with the offer to help raise funds for our Palliative Care Service. The contest sounds like a really novel and fun event.

In the current economic climate fundraising is more difficult and each year we have to organise so many different events and projects to raise the funds necessary for the service so it’s a great boost to have the support of Roscommon GAA.

The Palliative Care Service in Roscommon and Mayo is heavily dependent on voluntary funding and the Foundation have to raise €1.3 million each year through donations and fundraising efforts to fund approx.

50% of the service costs, in association with the HSE.