AS PART OF their efforts to fund a €400,000 multi-purpose Astro-turf facility, Scariff Community College’s latest fundraiser is a spring clean.

Cash for clothing and scrap metal collections are now up and running with the school grounds the designated drop-off point.

From April 15th to 26th both collections are open with a drop-off in the school hall from 8:15am to 9am every morning before school, Wednesday evenings from 6pm to 7:30pm and on Saturday April 20th and 27th from 8am to 11am.

Planning permission for the sports facility was granted by Clare County Council in April 2021. Development of the astro-turf includes a 80x40m playing pitch and a four lane athletics track, both of which will be floodlit.

To date an approximate 40 percent of the school’s target has been made for the facility. The 2021 Christmas Draw raised €18,790, a fashion show held in October 2022 generated €21,007, a total of €133,268 has been allocated under the Sports Capital Programme Grant and ten percent of this grant will be matched by Limerick and Clare Education Training Board.

410 students are currently enrolled at Scariff Community College.

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