Fundraising is on the agenda of all voluntary groups with a variety of tactics being employed to generate finance. Collecting items that can be converted to cash is a common enough strategy with clothes, moblile phones and batteries among such commodities. 

Araglin GAA organised two very successful metal collections in 2012 and 2013 and members felt the time was right to set out on this path again.

Only a short few weeks into the fundraiser and the response has been excellent with farmyards, gardens, garages and workshops yielding all manner of suitable material (metal items only).

As well as being a risk free fundraiser for the club, the intiaitive also has the benefit of helping householders get rid of unwanted metal items.

The drop off point for all kinds of metal (no fridges or electrical items) is Araglin Community Field.

Due to exceptional demand, it’s proposed to extend the collection for another two weeks.

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John Ahern
John Ahern is a native of Araglin and has been associated with The Avondhu since 1997. A great lover of sport, John is particularly interested in GAA and is often called upon to don the referee’s jersey. He has a keen interest in local issues and current affairs and his knowledge of the general locale sees him in much demand for Avondhu assignments.