Wicklow club wins big with a €10,000 cash prize

Topaz, Ireland’s largest fuel and convenience retailer, is delighted to announce that Bray Hockey Club, Co. Wicklow, is the grand prize winner of this year’s ‘Cash for Clubs’ initiative.

After signing up to the community initiative, members and friends of the Wicklow club simply fuelled up at their local Topaz in Brennanstown, Co. Wicklow, and donated their collected tokens to their club. Bray Hockey Club was then randomly drawn as this year’s lucky grand prize winner, scooping the top prize of €10,000.

Topaz is the country’s largest fuel and convenience retailer with 438 sites nationwide. Being at the heart of local communities across the country, Topaz recognises the vital role that clubs of all shapes and sizes play in providing opportunities for people of every age to learn new skills, socialise and be active. Given the challenges clubs across Ireland face when it comes to vital fundraising, Topaz introduced the ‘Cash for Clubs’ scheme in 2015 to give clubs the opportunity to generate much-needed funds by harnessing the support of their members and the local community.

This year, over 3,000 clubs registered for the Topaz’ Cash for Clubs initiative. Since its launch in 2015, Cash for Clubs has €400,000 in prizes to clubs across the island of Ireland.

Sarah O’Connor, Bray Hockey Club Treasurer said:We are absolutely thrilled to be the winners of this year’s Cash for Clubs grand prize! €10,000 will go such a long way and will enable us to invest in new equipment and the development of our facilities. We are incredibly grateful and excited for what we can achieve, so a massive thanks to Topaz!”

 MJ Tierney, Head of Marketing at Topaz, added:We are delighted to be awarding the €10,000 grand prize to such a deserving club. Topaz strives to be an intrinsic part of communities across Ireland, providing a daily service across the 32 counties, and the Cash for Clubs initiative enables us to reward local clubs of all shapes and sizes. We would like to congratulate all our winners this year, and Bray Hockey Club especially, who have been lucky enough to win the €10,000 grand prize.

 “Cash for Clubs offers an all-inclusive platform, which ensures everyone is a winner and rewards the tireless work of clubs across the country that demonstrate commitment to their communities, day in and day out. We are excited to see the positive impact that the grand prize will make to Bray Hockey Club over the coming months.”

 Alan Quinlan, Topaz Cash for Clubs ambassador concluded:Cash for Clubs is a fantastic initiative. I’m delighted to be involved this year and see first-hand the great work that is being carried out around the country. Both sporting and non-sporting clubs have a huge part to play in Irish communities but challenges often exist when it comes to funding. With that in mind, it’s great to see an initiative like Cash for Clubs, which recognises the difficulties that clubs nationwide face in this regard, offer a helping-hand. I’d like to extend my congratulations to Bray Hockey Club on their fantastic win and hope they enjoy the many benefits that will come as a result of their cash reward.”

Details on all of the winners from this year’s Cash for Clubs initiative across Ireland are available online.  To see all the prize winner details for 2017, visit https://www.playorpark.ie/cash-for-clubs/clubs and www.facebook.com/TopazEnergy

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