Punters to dig deep

DUNDALK Stadium has a bumper benefit weekend lined up this week which will raise funds for The Active Group (TAG) and DeafHear.

DUNDALK Stadium has a bumper benefit weekend lined up this week which will raise funds for The Active Group (TAG) and DeafHear.

The TAG 10 year anniversary benefit night kicks off the weekend on Friday, April 20. TAG is a social group for young adults who have mild / moderate learning disabilities.

The group’s goal is to improve the quality of life of these young adults by providing them with opportunities to develop to their full potential and to help make their future as independent as possible.

TAG aims to develop independence and self-confidence through engagement in challenging activities in an enjoyable social grouping.

The DeafHear.ie fundraising night in aid of the deaf and hard of hearing community is taking place at Dundalk Stadium on Saturday, April 21.

DeafHear Dundalk are combining a social outing with a fundraising night with all proceeds going to the charity. DeafHear is a registered not-for-profit charity working to improve lives for Deaf and Hard of Hearing persons and their families.

In the North East, DeafHear offers specialist services, information on all aspects of deafness and also advocates for improvements in general health, education, employment and social inclusion outcomes.

Funds raised from this event will go to organising activities for vulnerable isolated deaf adults. Anyone interested in attending or maybe sponsoring a race can contact DeafHear for more information on 042-9332010.

Meanwhile, The Muscular Dystrophy Dundalk & District Branch are running a ‘Night at the Dogs’ at Dundalk Stadium on Saturday, April 28.

Muscular Dystrophy is a collective term for a variety of neuromuscular conditions characterized by the progressive degeneration and weakening of muscles which can affect both adults and children.

Anyone who wants to support this cause can purchase tickets for just e10 or e40 to include a four course meal and live band ‘Full Shilling’ after greyhound racing.

For more information telephone Craig on 087-2987769 or Thomas on 087-2793546 for tickets. As an added bonus there will be a signed Manchester United and a signed Celtic jersey up for auction on the night.

Pictured from left to right promoting the Muscular Dystrophy benefit night are Craig Doyle, Thomas McKevitt, Terry Dullaghan (Back), John Dullaghan, Jude Gibbs, Chris Doyle and Dean Watters at Dundalk Stadium with greyhounds.