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Avoca notes week August 24th

AVOCA COMMUNITY EMPLOYMENT
Two developmental opportunities are available, these jobs will have you Assisting in maintaining church grounds and maintaining grounds in ancillary buildings.

Caretaking and general duties including basic building maintenance, painting, etc. in Hall and ancillary buildings. Applicants must be prepared to undergo Garda vetting.

Location: St. Saviour’s Church/Hall and ancillary buildings and Kilbride Church, Beech Road, Arklow.

Please contact your local DEASP Employment Services/Intreo Office to check your eligibility and to apply for this vacancy.  Vacancy Reference Number will be required.

For more information please contact Avoca Community Employment CLG at 0402 30549

AVOCA GAA LOTTO
Winning numbers were 3, 4, 15, and 21.

There was no jackpot winner this evening.

There was one match three winners this evening.

Congratulations to Bet O’Brien c/o Darren Keogh who receives €100.
The seller’s prize this week went to Phillip O’Neill who receives €25.

The next draw will take place every Wednesday and the jackpot will be €2500.

SISTER ANN’S MISSION TO HAITI
Another year has gone by. It has been a very different one for Sister due to conflict and the struggle to provide for the poor, because “Milot” is remote they have so far been spared from serious outbreaks of covid-19.

AT this time Sister is enjoying a well-deserved rest in Nottingham, England. She is unable to travel to Ireland due to the isolation rules imposed here.

On first arriving to her community it deemed that Sister may never return to Haiti as she is nearly 82 years old. However, her orphans have had a say and requested very strongly that Sister return to them which she is more than happy to do.

Fundraising for the mission has been hampered since March, it is still the intention to have the postponed banquet. However, the “Lap to the Gap” walk by many children and many Healy, followed by the evening at the pub and other donations helped to cope with the virus.

Mary children set up a “GO fund me” page in May which has been valuable in boosting the funds to €4,545. Genuine Irish families touched our hearts and donated and we say Thank you to every donor involved.

Children and Adults have lost their lives during the last year, Sister has found the task of supporting heartbroken families emotionally draining and stressful.

All money raised will be sent through the bank on the 31st of August. It is now too dangerous for Sister to carry money on her person. She will be so grateful to have it to help her work.

If anyone wishes to co contribute before that date contact Padie on 086-8228286.

A most sincere thank you to all who have supported that charity through the years and help to provide life and hope to the poorest of the poor.

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