IN A bid to improve the spectacle of St Patrick’s Day year on year and make it as inclusive as possible, Project St Patrick are beginning fundraising early this year.
PRO Roisin McManus said: “We are just a small committee of ordinary volunteers with no guaranteed funding nor affiliation to any organisation, so we do rely on our supporters to help us out.
“We’re not looking for something for nothing though, we always want you to have a good time so we have organised the following to make it easy for you.”
On Saturday, November 16, there will be a pub quiz in the Nally Stand, Tempo at 9pm. On Thursday, November 28, there will be an Enniskillen pub quiz in Magees bar at 9pm.
Both are £5 per head with fine prizes, good craic and supporting a great cause.
Roisin continued: “We are trying to spread the word across the county so if your local is interested in having an event to help us raise funds for March 17, please get in touch or if you have prizes you’d like to sponsor, give us a shout. Donations always welcome.”
A Christmas crafts fair is also on the cards, and invitations for stall holders – and customers – have been issued.
“We’re organising what we hope will be a quirky kind of a two-day event on the 23rd and 24th November in the Clinton Centre, Enniskillen. The Christmas Lights will also be switched on that weekend so we’re all for adding to the Christmas atmosphere. So, if you’re an artist, designer, crafter, food producer or even a seller of vintage goods, to find out how you can have one of the limited stalls left, please contact Kiera McCluskey on 07725945592 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. As with the pub quizzes, all proceeds go to the big day itself, we want to make 2014 the best yet.”
Project St Patrick Festival hosts Fermanagh’s only county parade and is fundraised for and organised by a committee of cross-community and inter-county volunteers. To find out more please visit them on Facebook: ProjectStPatrick or on twitter at @thestpatrick.