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Wednesday, 12th September 2018

Hannah the winner as Garda v Projects match raises €3k

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The Garda/Projects management teams set off from Drogheda Garda Station with their cheque for Hannah.

The CABLE and Boyne Garda Diversion Projects took on the Drogheda Gardai in their annual charity fundraising soccer match in United Park on the August Bank Holiday Monday.

Over the past five years the projects match has raised almost €10k for local charities. This year the teams decided the money raised should go to local young lady Hannah The Warrior Princess. 

The fundraising started well before the day of the match with volunteers working tirelessly to raise as much money as possible to support Hannah’s campaign to get home to Drogheda. Using the power of social media, the projects got support and help from all over the world include one lady in America running a raffle while another in Germany set up a highly successful gofundme page. 

There was an amazing turnout on the day itself when local people came down in their droves to support both teams and Hannah.

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The result went against the projects this year unfortunately with the Gardai scoring a late winner to give them a 3-2 victory. Everyone agreed it was the most competitive match to date and everyone was looking forward to next year. 

Junior Liaison Officer Anita O’Shea, along with Denise Tuohey and Carmel Conlon from the Boyne Project and Bronagh Conlon and Allen O’Donoghue from the CABLE Project presented Pearl and Keelin, Hannah’s mum and sister, with a total of €3091.25 and just as important, both Hannah and Keelin received Bravery Blankets to boot! 

Everyone involved wants to thank all who came along or donated and gave up their time to support the match and wish Hannah all the best in her journey back to Drogheda…we’re with you every step of the way Hannah!

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