Happy Steps 5K Walk/ Run Fundraising Event

Friends of St. Hilda’s Happy Steps 5k takes place Sunday 25th September, 2pm at Athlone Regional Sport Centre Fitness Park. Many thanks to Athlone Regional Sports Centre Fitness Park for the use of the fitness park this year.

It has been 2 years since we have been able to hold this enjoyable event and we look forward to seeing everyone on the day.

Friends Of St. Hilda’s Golf Classic

Athlone Golf Club will host Friends Of St. Hilda’s Golf Classic on Friday 27th May 2022. The Golf Classic launched on Tuesday 14th April with Jack Carty and Athlone Municipal Authority Deputy Major Aengus O’Rourke in support of this event at the fantastic location of Athlone Golf Club.

This year the focus to all fundraising at St. Hilda’s is directed to the renovation of the Adult Training Centre, Grace Park Road, Athlone. This location provides day services to 20 adults with an intellectual disability, supporting them to participate actively in the community. The refurbishment and renovation will bring a high quality standard to the building giving all those who access the building the high quality environment they deserve.

“Our aim is to have the very best for those we serve in our community and we are delighted to be taking the initiative with this fundraiser” said Willie Brady, organiser of the Golf Classic. This year the Golf Event will be a competition with 4 persons – €200. St. Hilda’s are also seeking sponsors of Tees and Greens for this worthy cause . Entry forms are available at Central Office, St. Hilda’s Services, Grace Park Road Athlone, (090) 6475825 EXT 0, or from Willie Brady (087 -2251115).

Featured below at the launch of Friends Of St. Hilda’s Golf Classic are (left to right) : Sheila Buckley Byrne C.E.O. St. Hilda’s Services, Willie Brady, Thomas O’Connor Captain Athlone Golf Club, Christy Keane Service User, Jack Carty, Enda Fitzgerald Service User, Aengus O’Rourke Deputy Major Athlone Municipal Authority, Cormac Warren Service User, Sam Delaney President Athlone Golf Club.

5k for 50k Fundraising Event

St. Hilda’s Services are delighted to be invited to be part of the Arcadia 5KFOR50K.  This is a series of five 5K family events aiming to raise €50,000 for local charities including St. Hilda’s Services.  The events are virtual so you can run, walk or cycle around your own area, at home, any where in the world.

St. Hilda’s Services is one of the focus charities for Stage 1 of the series on the 17th/18th July and your support is appreciated.

There are no race entry fees.  To support the charities simply donate at gofundme.com/f/arcadia-5kfor50k.  100% of all funds raised will go to charity.  A €10 donation gives €1 to each local charity.  Arcadia, as sponsors, will add €10,000 to the pot once donations reach €50,000.

Follow the Facebook page (facebook.com/arcadiaathlone) for 5KFOR50K event updates where you can upload photos of your 5k.  Sports clubs, running clubs and other organisations can also take part and enter their race times online.  Good Luck to everyone!

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Fundraising Event – Thank You

Thanks to Management, Stores, Shoppers and all involved at the recent shopping event / discount evening at Golden Island Shopping Centre. Mr. Pat O’Toole, Manager Golden Island Shopping Centre presented Ms. Sheila Buckley Byrne, C.E.O. St. Hilda’s with a cheque from proceeds of the night which will be used in the redevelopment of our Children’s Respite Service.

Friends of St. Hilda’s Fundraising Event

The Golden Shopping Event takes place at Golden Island Shopping Centre on Friday 20th September 6 pm – 9 pm. Purchase a wristband and avail of In store discounts. All proceeds to St. Hilda’s. Thank you to everyone involved in organising this event, it will be a great evening with music, giveaways, and massive discounts.

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Golf Classic 2018


Athlone Golf Club hosted a superb Golf Classic last week in aid of St. Hilda’s Services. The event, supported by its highest turnout of golfers to date, was a great success and received huge support from the public and business community.  On one of the warmest days of the year some excellent scores were achieved, but the day belonged to the many participants who came out in force to help St. Hilda’s build a new house for their Children’s Respite. This year all monies raised through fundraising is going towards this project.

Willie Brady, who takes on the considerable task of organising the Golf Classic for St. Hilda’s said “We are delighted with the turnout this year and the generosity of everyone in supporting this project.  Athlone Golf Club are to be congratulated on the excellent condition of the course and the catering staff provided each participant with an excellent meal. Every three years we run this event and each year we meet many friends who continue to loyally support what we are doing in St Hilda’s”

Willie also extended a special thanks to the staff in St Hilda’s.

Prize winners as follows:-

1st: {Creggan Court} : Noel Murray, Padraig Shine, Tony Shine, Pat Buckley. Score 90 Points. 2nd: Niall Dowling, Ray King, Mick Rock, Pat Ryan. Score 89 Points.

3rd: Pascal Macken, Cathal Donnelly, Frankie Donnelly, Paul Hunter. Score 87 Points.4th: Philip O’Farrell, Jimmy Fox, Michael Downes, Eddie Kelly. Score 86 Points.




Thank You

Thank you to Midlands Polish Community for their kind donation of €540, raised from a Family Fun Day held recently.  This donation will go towards the redevelopment of our Children’s Respite.