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Gort

Gort

Where we meet: Gort VEC Building, Gort, Co.Galway.

When we meet: Friday

Adult Committee: Adrian Feeney (Chairperson), Trish Beakey (Secretary/ Child Protection Officer)

Founded: 1993

Designated Programme Officer: Con Nolan

Contact: cnolan@nonameclub.ie

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Gort Charity Fashion Show

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St Patrick’s Day Parade 2011

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Gort’s Charity Show A Huge Success

Over €4,000 has been raised thru a charity fashion show that was organised by teenagers from Gort No Name Club and brought over 300 people out. The event was held at The Centre on Friday March 25th and brought people from the local community and surrounding regions together to raise money for Croí.

Aoife O’Shea, a No Name Club teenage member whose father passed away suddenly from a heart condition last October, organised the fundraiser with the assistance of hosts and hostesses* and adult committee members of Gort No Name Club. They brought people from Gort, Kinvara, Ennis and surrounding communities together for the fundraiser that will support a charity that is working to reduce the impact of heart disease and stroke on families living in the West of Ireland.

Local businesses paid a contribution towards the event to have their clothing featured in it and the models came from Gort No Name Club, Gort ICA, Coole Soccer Club and the local community. Businesses, community groups and local people came together on the night to assist with the running of the show that also featured a raffle. Musical entertainment was provided by Kyle na Nó String Quartet (from Coole Music) and ‘Biddy and Dan’, aka Niall Perrill and Aisling Egan, delivered the comedic entertainment.

Aoife comments: “I’m delighted with how the show went and I’d like to thank everybody who helped make it the great event it was. This was a great project to work on and it will help Croí in its aim to deliver the highest levels of cardiovascular care to people in the West.”

Trish Beakey, Gort No Name Club Secretary says: “The show was a huge success and brought the community of Gort and surrounding towns together for a very worthy, charitable cause.  We’d like to take this opportunity to thank all the local people, businesses and clubs and organisations that came behind the event and made it the success it was. We were delighted to see a crowd of over 300 come out to support it and the money raised will support Croí in the excellent work it does. I’d like to pay tribute to Aoife, Karen Moran and the No Name Club teenagers in particular for the outstanding work they did to put this show together. They should be very proud of their success and it highlights the kind of excellent work young people can carry out, when they are entrusted with responsibility and provided with support.”

Con Nolan, No Name Club CEO attended the event. He says: “The No Name Club is a national organisation that works with young people in communities across Ireland to develop their leadership skills. The work of Aoife and her colleagues in Gort No Name Club is in keeping with the positive attitude we encourage amongst our teenage members. I want to take this opportunity to congratulate Aoife, Gort No Name Club’s Hosts and Hostesses*, the club’s adult committee and the wider community in delivering this excellent event for a very worthy cause.”

Gort’s Charity Fashion Show

Gort No Name Club has embarked on an exciting, innovative and fun community project that will bring people and groups together to raise money for charity.

The Co Galway Club is running an alternative fashion show on Friday March 25th to raise much needed funds for Croí, the charity that aims to reduce the impact of heart disease and stroke on families living in the West of Ireland. Not only will we see the latest styles being paraded on the catwalk, but thee will also be musical entertainment provided by club members and a raffle will offer excellent prizes on the night.

“This promises to be a new and exciting community project that will be accessible to all ages and a challenging and uplifting event in these financially tough times,” Trish Beakey, Secretary of Gort No Name Club says. “It is our aim to bring Gort and the wider community together for a night of fun, entertainment and togetherness, all in the aid of a very worthy cause.”

The show is being driven by the host and hostesses of Gort No Name Club. The event will take place on Friday March 25th at The Centre, Gort, from 7.30pm. Tickets will be sold before the event for a price of €10 for an adult.

The initiative was launched on Saturday February 21st at the No Name Club Eastern/Southern Region Conference 2011 in the Garda College, Templemore. Members of the Gort Club were joined by Carole Goulding, No Name Club Chairperson and Con Nolan, the organisation’s Chief Executive Officer, at the launch.

Pictured at the launch of the charity fashion show are, back row, left to right: Con Nolan, No Name Club CEO; Carole Goulding, No Name Club Chairperson; Dominica Healy, No Name Club Training Officer; Vincent Ryan, Athenry No Name Club; Adrian Feeney, Gort No Name Club; Sharon Ryan, Athenry No Name Club, Trish Beakey, Gort No Name Club. Pictured front row, left to right are, Karen Moran, Niall Perril and Aoife O’Shea, Gort No Name Club members.

 

Gort moves into the kitchen

Two generations met in Gort, County Galway recently to pass on essential life skills. The teenagers of Gort No Name Club met with the local group of the Irish Countrywomen’s Association for a day of cookery and enjoyment at the local ICA hall in late December. The women of the association taught the young people how to cook basic dishes and these valuable skills will now be of benefit to the teenagers as they move into adulthood. Pictures from the day can now be viewed in the gallery below.