The Club Rossie, Win a Home in London competition was officially relaunched last Thursday in an exclusive live broadcast and two charity partners were announced.
Hosted by Club Rossie’s, David Leydon, a whole host of Roscommon GAA personalities including, Roscommon Senior Football manager Anthony Cunningham, Kilbride 5-in-a-row county champion Siobhán Tully, hurling manager Johnny Keane, senior footballers Enda Smith, Cathal Cregg and Brian Stack joined the live broadcast to discuss GAA, the championship ahead and life during a pandemic. The broadcast can be viewed on www.facebook.com/clubrossie and clubrossie.ie
The new draw date of December 30th was confirmed during the hour-long social media broadcast as well as the two new charity partnerships.
Roscommon GAA and Club Rossie has always had a strong connection with the Mayo Roscommon Hospice. Pat Compton, chairman of Club Rossie, announced that the Win A Home In London fundraiser would donate €10,000 to the charity immediately. CEO of Mayo Roscommon Hospice Martina Jennings who partook in the live broadcast was very grateful acknowledging how difficult fundraising in a pandemic is. She also thanked the senior footballers and managers for their fundraising of €50,000 earlier in the year for the Hospice.
As well as this, the London Irish Centre were announced as being Club Rossie’s charity partner in the UK. The London Irish Centre provide essential services to the Irish community in London as well as offering social, cultural and educational events across the city.
Club Rossie’s Aidan Brady announced this partnership and Ellen Ryan CEO of the London Irish Centre committed to promoting this initiative with their celebrity ambassadors. X-Factor host and well-known British TV personality Dermot O’Leary is the first of these celebrities who will lend his support. Proud of his Irish roots, O’Leary has strong connections with the London Irish Centre and volunteers with them on a regular basis. He is delighted to come on board and a short video of him promoting the www.winahomeinlondon.com campaign will be released shortly.
The London Irish Centre will receive a €10,000 donation immediately as well as a percentage of ticket sales sold outside of the island of Ireland due to their promotional work with their celebrity supporters.
There have been over 10,000 entries sold so far, with over €200,000 in profit generated after the Ballymore apartment and all other costs incurred so far, having been paid. This fundraiser will generate much needed funds for the development of the Dermot Earley Centre of Participation and the redevelopment of Dr Hyde Park.
Club Rossie and Roscommon GAA sincerely thank everyone who has entered the competition so far and we hope that Rossies at home and away will consider supporting the cause over the weeks ahead.