Jill Donnelly Golf Event
Date: Thursday May 2nd 2019 - CHANGE OF MONTH DUE TO EASTER HOLIDAYS IN 2019
Location : Milltown Golf Club, Dublin 14
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Tee-ing it off many years ago
The Jill Donnelly Golf Classic was started 28 years ago in memory of Conor and Gabrielle Donnelly’s daughter Jill, who was in St. Michael’s House care. The Golf Classic is, at present, St. Michael’s House largest single annual fundraising and sports event. Each year the Jill Donnelly Golf event sells out, with 256 golfers teeing off on two shot gun starts on the day. It is a great business networking event with full dining, a round of golf, prize giving and a guest speaker in the evening.
The Jill Donnelly Golf Committee have raised over €1,473,000.00 since the event began in 1990.
Funds raise normally facilitate the purchase of a new or second hand wheelchair accessible bus for the children and adults in our services.
There were 457 service users transported daily to /from home to their day service by St. Michael's House services in 2017. We had 127 vehicles in the fleet in 2017. Over 50% of our fleet are more than ten years old. The Annual Jill Donnelly Golf event provides funding to replace aging vehicles each year. We have purchased 26 vehicles through this committee. We could not keep the service motoring without these funds.
This year's funds of over €52,000 supported a new wheelchair accessible bus for the use of two units. Transport enables the people who use our service to be part of the community, attend medical appointments and have a good standard of living.
The Jill Donnelly Golf Committee
St. Michael's House are delighted to be supported by a 17 strong committee over the years. The Chairman is a two year rotating role on the Committee. Donnacha Fox is 2018 and 2019 Chairman and we are very grateful for his constant input to this event.
Committee Members: Donnacha Fox (Chairman), David Bunworth, Brendan Coakley, Jim Conway, Conor Donnelly, Peter Gilligan, Colin Gordon, Gavin Keane, Oliver Keenaghan, Marcus Magnier, Willie O'Reilly, David Pennefather, Donald Williamson, Barbara Wiseman, Ian Young.
Our Sponsors - Sincere thank you to our main sponsors 2018: Richmond Brand Revolutions , Toyota Ireland , Print and Display.