Massive 'Win A House In Enfield' fundraiser launched by Offaly group
A voluntary group working to develop a new community centre in Killeigh, Offaly, has this week launched a massive fundraising draw with a prize of a €355,000 three-bedroom house in Enfield.
The draw was launched online yesterday (Monday) by the Killeigh Community Centre Development Association, which has ambitious plans to begin construction on the new community centre at the site of the old Macra Hall before the end of this year.
The committee has been organising fundraisers in the locality for some time now, but those efforts have been stepped up several gears with the launch of the 'Win A House in Enfield' initiative.
The prize is a newly-built, A-rated, semi-detached house situated in the Royal Oaks estate, within walking distance of the village of Enfield.
"Enfield is an excellent location in the commuter belt around Dublin and was selected as it is attractive to a wider population in hoping to maximise sales of tickets," said the Killeigh committee.
"The Royal Oaks Estate delivers the very best of both worlds. A host of village amenities, the peace of the breath-taking County Meath countryside, community life which is at the heart of the thriving village of Enfield, and the convenience of being so close to Dublin which will appeal to many commuters. So the winner will truly win an exceptional prize."
Tickets for the draw are priced at €100. Entry is open to all, and ticket sales will be capped at 15,000.
The 13-person committee in Killeigh first came together in November 2017 with the aim of providing a community centre for the village.
The first phase of the community centre will cost in the region of €850,000, and while some LEADER funding has been approved for the project, substantial fundraising is also needed.
Planning for this large-scale fundraiser has been underway since the beginning of the year, and the committee said it was likely to be the biggest fundraiser with which any of its 13 voluntary members would ever be involved.