Welcome to Roundstone For Fun
Raising money for Cancer Research and for the development of the
Roundstone Community Centre.
Roundstone Bicentenary Event 2024
We’re back! Save the day – August 10th 2024. This years event will be a bit different. Featuring The Firm – Award winning event band.
Cheque Handover 2022
2021 - We took a break.
Due to the Covid Pandemic we took Govt advice to avoid public gatherings and decided to postpone our annual event.
2020 - Coastal Cleanup Day
What a Load of Rubbish
We are genuinely surprised and thrilled that Barna Waste have confirmed that all the volunteers on the day collected 1.62 tons of rubbish from our environmental cleanup day on the 8th of August.
thanks to a super idea by Paul Davy, our cleanup of the village and surrounding areas raised an amazing €21,264 of which €17,011 went to Roundstone Town Council and €4,253 to breast cancer research.
So far we have raised €10,600 in 2017, €12,132 in 2018, €14,971 in 2019 and now €21,264 in 2020. we will be forever grateful to all those who come out every year to support us. a big thank you to our super fabulous community.
Cheque Handover 2020
Ciara King from 2FM, representing Roundstone For Fun, and Orla Conneely, proprietor of the fabulous Bogbean Restaurant, representing Roundstone Town Council, at the cheque handover.
Alfie Conneely (distant cousin of Alfie Sweeney who oversaw skip security on the day of the environmental cleanup) oversees a smooth transfer of the funds.
Thank you to everyone who attended and contributed towards Roundstone For Fun 2019, which raised an incredible €14,971.
Video by Fionn McArdle
Raising money for cancer research and development of the Roundstone community centre
Being diagnosed with cancer is a challenging time for anyone, as well as for their family and friends. We have all known someone who has been affected by cancer, indeed in the past number of years some our family members and friends have been diagnosed with cancer which has created the spark for this event in the hope that we may contribute towards a cure for cancer.
Roundstone For Fun was set up by friends of the village of Roundstone with the dual purpose of raising money for Cancer Research and for the development of the Roundstone Community Centre. Last year we raised an incredible total of €12,132. All funds raised are divided between the two above-mentioned causes.
Anna presenting cheque in aid of the Roundstone Community Centre to Maurice Ryan.
Attending the recent cheque presentation for €6,066 from ‘Roundstone for Fun’ to the National Breast Cancer Research Institute were: Event organiser, Anna Sweeney, Prof. Michael Kerin Research Director National Breast Cancer Research Institute, Researcher Katie Gilligan and Greig Sweeney event organizer. The money was raised at ‘Roundstone For Fun’ a fundraiser which took place at the Community Centre, Roundstone during August in aid of the Charity.
Chris Dodd, Former United States Senator, very kindly droped into our event, to say hello and make a donation, thank you very much for making the effort
Geraldine Lally of Lallyandassociates.ie and director of breast cancer research.ie receiving a cheque from our 2019 fundraising night.
Diarmuid Vaughan receiving a cheque for Roundstone town council. Cheque is presented by Caroline Hughes from festivedecorations.ie who decorated the hall as her contribution to our night.
Breast Cancer Research (formerly NBCRI)
IS A NATIONAL CHARITY THAT FUNDS A COMPREHENSIVE RESEARCH PROGRAMME AT THE
NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, GALWAY.
In recent years Roundstone Community centre has enjoyed a facelift to the tune of €240,000. Improvements to the car park, landscaping and the side garden are particularly striking. This was made possible through fundraising from Tour de Bog and other events held throughout the year with further assistance from Government Grants. Roundstone For Fun wants to continue this good work and we want to see the Community Centre being enhanced and to become a inspiring place to hold events. Why the name Roundstone For Fun – (RFF) – We want to try and bring the two together by having fun events to raise money for two wonderful causes.