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Loreto Christmas Project – House Makeover


As you may be aware, Loreto Hockey Club usually does something of a charitable nature every Christmas. Over the past few years we supported things like the Shoebox appeal and the Ryan Tubridy Toys for Children at Christmas appeal. .

This year we are going to do something a bit different, it’s quite unique and it’s pretty challenging. We have taken on a special project, proposed by the St Vincent de Paul and StewartsCare which involves a one-day blitz clean-up of a house in Jobstown for a family whose living conditions in the house are truly awful.

The plan is that, in the space of one day, SUNDAY 15th DECEMBER we will complete a major clean up and repair “Makeover” that will seriously improve the living conditions of one family. Myself, Gemma and Dee visited the house recently and let’s just say our project will make a tremendous difference to them.

So, we are now calling on all Club Members, their families and friends of the Hockey Club to volunteer to give just two hours of their time sometime between 8am and 6pm on Sunday 15 December to complete this major challenge. Dee Mooney will be co-ordinating the overall project and she will have 6 different teams operating throughout the day. The Teams and their Leaders are as follows:

Skip Team:            Team Leader – Peter Vincent – 087 3655 596 /

Stripping Team:     Team Leader – Bronnie O’Donnell –  087 811 0962 /

Painting Team:      Team Leader – Dee Mooney – 087 2309 446 /

Cleaning Team:     Team Leader – Sally Ann Fanagan – 087 833 6276 /

Gardening Team:   Team Leader – Orla Smith – 085 1611 675 /

Procurement Team: Team Leader – Gemma O’Flynn – 085 1332 685 /

We are asking all Club Members you to contact one of these Team Leaders over the next few days to volunteer your time so that a schedule of work and workers can be planned for the day.

If you are not free on the day, but would like to help, please contact the Procurement Team Leader, (Gemma O’Flynn) and offer to supply, or sponsor, or part sponsor the purchase of any of the items on our Priority Wish List below

Priority Wish List

1  Electric Shower / Purchase and Installed – Already sponsored by some club members

2  Bathroom Shower Curtain & Shower Rail.

3  Tiles and a tiller for job around the bath

4  Paints. – All paint kindly Sponsored by Stillorgan Decor. (Special thanks to Mick O’Brien)

5  Carpet the stairs and landing area. – Already sponsored by a club members

6  3-Seater Couch for living room – Already sponsored by a club member

7  Kitchen Table & Chairs –  Already sponsored by a club member

8  Curtains and Net Curtains for Living Room and all three Bed Rooms

9  Bedroom Curtain Rail

10  Bookcase / Shelving Unit – Already sponsored by a club member

11  New Single Bed Mattress

12  Bedside Lockers – Already sponsored by a club members

13  Toilet Seat –  Already sponsored by a club member

14  Selection of Towels – Already sponsored by a club member

15  Sheets for Single Beds – Already sponsored by a  club members

16  Duvet Covers for Single Beds – Already sponsored by a club members

17  Christmas Tree – Already sponsored by a club member

18  Christmas Tree lights and decorations – Already sponsored by a club members

19  Two bedside lamps – Already sponsored by a club member

20  Couch cushions a bedroom fleece throws – Already sponsored by a club member

21  Six sets of internal door handles

22  Rugs for two bedrooms.

23 Two sets of Bathroom mats – Already sponsored by a club member

24 Supply and fit Lino for 12 x 13 room.

25 Nine lampshades for ceiling lights in living room, bedrooms, hall, landing and kitchen.

So come on EVERYBODY, we need you all to get involved in this year’s Loreto Christmas Project.   The club only launched the project a few days ago and already we have over 35 members and friends of the Hockey Club who in typical Loreto Spirit have volunteered to take part in this House Makeover. Thanks also to so many people who have donated towards the 25 Priority Wish List of items we need.

If everyone offers a little help, it will all add up to a great Loreto team effort, and you will make a        life-changing difference to a family who badly need it. – LETS DO IT LORETO.!!!! 


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