Still time to donate goods to Milford Harvest Fair

Alan Owens

Reporter:

Alan Owens

THERE is still time remaining to contribute goods to the Milford Hospice Harvest Fair, taking place this Sunday.

THERE is still time remaining to contribute goods to the Milford Hospice Harvest Fair, taking place this Sunday.

The care centre have renewed their appeal for donations for the 27th staging of the annual fair, frequented by thousands of people every year.

The event will be located at the Unigolf Complex in Castletroy for the fifth year running and is a major fundraiser for the centre.

The Harvest Fair committee are appealing for donations of ‘good quality items’, volunteers to assist with traffic management on the day and for the public to show their support by attending on Sunday to what they promise will be “a fun family day out”.

Goods will be accepted until Thursday in Milford, organisers explained.

“We really need items to be brought to Milford Care Centre drop off point, which is signposted on entrance to the centre. Items being appealed for include toys, clothes and fancy goods,” said Joe Murphy of the committee.

“All goods this year will be checked for quality before being accepted in order to minimise the major costs involved with the disposal of unsaleable items,” he explained.

“We are also making a special appeal for donations of new and unused items for our perennial favourite The Wheel of Fortune. The volunteers will be on site at Milford Care Centre from now until Thursday accepting saleable items.”

Organising committee member Sexton Cahill said that the fair - which traditionally boasts a wide variety of stalls and family orientated events such as a dog show, face painting, a funfair and pets corner, as well as Munster’s largest vintage car rally - was a “the perfect family day out for people to enjoy”.

Milford will also introduce their new ‘Bloom Forever in Our Hearts’ initiative

If you are interested in volunteering visit www.milfordcarecentre.ie or contact the fundraising department on 061 485859/485860.