Phase One of the Tydavnet off road car parking fundraising has been extremely successful – the total has now passed €32,000. This phase which was to appeal to people in the community is ending next weekend,  but if you missed you can still give your donation to any committee member. No amount is too big or too small! A very important addition to the fundraising so far has been the terrific response from local businesses, this has been a great help, not only by the generous amounts donated, but also the confidence and support displayed for a worthwhile community project. The fundraising team is overwhelmed by the response from our local area and are also conscious of the support we have received from outside ares as well. The final count will take place in Tydavnet Village Community Centre on Monday night 30th April 30th, at 9pm. Thanks everyone.

More people have been inquiring about the benefit for the community on donations of over €250 they make to the Tydavnet Tidy Towns Car Park fund – a registered charity. The Charitable Donation Scheme allows tax relief on qualifying donations of over €250 made, so in simple terms the charity can claim an extra €112 (without any cost to you) on that donation. Ask your collector for  the relevant form to do this.  Payments by standing order or direct debit will also qualify, as long as certain conditions are met. There are also tax incentives for businesses donating to the fund – please ask your collector for the details….. thanks to everyone who has contributed in these tax efficient ways – the Car Park fundraising has benefited a lot.

Site for carpark behind Tydavnet Chapel, and adjacent to Tydavnet School

Caroline McNally and Ben McCrudden from Finance Oversight committee accept donation from Eamonn Treanor

Ben McCrudden and Caroline McNally from Fundraising Oversight committee accept a donation from JohnJames McKenna