Launch of fundraising drive for Clonakilty Community Youth Centre

The official launch of the ‘fundometer’ at the proposed new Clonakilty Community Youth Centre will take place at 7.30pm on Thursday September 7th at Deasy’s car park Clonakilty.

Passers-by on the bypass in Clon will have noticed the large sign, which was recently installed on the gable of the council-owned building at Deasy’s car park, which will highlight how the fundraising campaign is progressing as the barometer rises.

At a recent meeting of the West Cork Municipal District, there was unanimous support from the elected representatives present for a request to arrange a lease, for a nominal annual fee, between Cork County Council and the Clonakilty Community Youth Centre Committee.

An extension and some internal works will need to be done to this building, costing approximately €50,000, and with this in mind, a major fundraising drive will kick-off with the launch of the ‘fundometer’ next Thursday.

A dedicated committee of adults and young people have plotted-out a calendar of fundraising events for the next few months, including a concert by Tommy Fleming at Clonakilty Church on October 20th, but would still welcome other initiatives or sponsorship from the public.

An open invitation is extended to all interested parties for next Thursday’s launch, which, it is hoped, will also be attended by local elected representatives, council officials, youth & sporting leaders as well as school staff and young people.