Kildare town's Round Towers get set for 20k Drop fundraiser


Paula Campbell


Paula Campbell

Kildare town's Round Towers get set for 20k Drop fundraiser

Members of Round Towers GAA club with 20K Drop sponsors

The Round Towers GAA club are getting set for their 20k Drop fundraiser.

The aim is to raise vital funds for the club's proposed new all weather pitch and running track.

It will be held in the Silken Thomas on Friday, April 8.

The 20k drop is run nationwide by Pallas Marketing and is based on the TV show The Million Pound Drop.

Each of the eight contestants selected will receive €2500 and must place their money on each of 8 correct answers. Having answered the 8 questions, the contestants keep the remaining amount.

“It promises to be a great night and tickets are expected to sell out quickly, so people are advised to purchase tickets early” said club spokesperson Liam Toft. “Tickets are €15 each or four for €50.”

Planning permission for the €130,000 all weather pitch and running track was submitted last month. The proposal will be in conjunction with the Kildare Town Athletic Club with the provision of an all weather running track.

Meanwhile the club is currently seeking new coaches and mentors for their expanding underage football, new underage hurling and camogie and ladies football teams.

“Round Towers are looking for helpers on Saturday mornings with making teas, helping with lotto and helping coaches,”he added.

“The club lotto has also moved to Saturday mornings at 11.30am straight after underage training. Lotto tickets can also be purchased at underage training. The lotto is our main source of revenue so all support is welcome.

Also if anybody has old Round Towers GAA photographs contact the club.”