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Wilson McCoubrey will be representing Northern Ireland at the World Team Championships at Kentucky Horse Park this weekend. He is bringing a little gift from the Saint Patrick Centre for the participants to promote Saint Patrick’s Country.

Spirit of St Patrick Giving Tree

The Saint Patrick Centre would like to thank all of the local people who have supported our Giving Tree in the Spirit of Saint Patrick - a project developed by Board Members Emma O’Neill, Eamonn McGrady and Dean Henry Hull. The response has been tremendous and, in partnership with Social Services, we brought a little happiness…
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Spirit of Saint Patrick Christmas Giving Tree

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The St Patrick Visitor Centre this Christmas is launching a new initiative with Social Services to support vulnerable local families who are struggling at this time of the year in the Downpatrick area.
Working in the Spirit of Saint Patrick’ and raising money for those most in need has long been a theme for the Friends of the Saint Patrick Centre organization in America and Canada. Now we want to share the same idea at home to help those who find themselves in need by creating a "Giving Tree" in the Centre.
The Christmas Giving Tree will hold the Christmas wishes of local children and works by choosing a child to support from the tree and purchasing one extra gift this year to help ease the pressure for some local families.
The Spirit of Saint Patrick Giving Tree will be available from Wednesday 25th November until Thursday 17th December. Call into the Centre and collect details or contact us on 02844 619000/ info@saintpatrickcentre.com. There will also be a collection of non perishable food items and a cash donation box at the Centre. Any assistance you can give at this time of the year will make a huge difference to local families and would be greatly appreciated.

Ireland and the Potato Fundraising Dinner Many thanks to the Friends of Saint Patrick Centre - Milwaukee Chapter for organising their Ireland and the Potato Event at Trinity Episcopal Church in Wauwatosa which was a sell-out and great fund raiser for our 2016 Young Ambassador Program. Thanks to Jim, Jane, Judy, Barb the unbelievable crew…
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