MIDLETON RFC’s SPLIT THE BUCKET FUNDRAISING INITIATIVE

We are now 6 weeks into the Club’s new fundraising initiative, Split the Bucket! This initiative was introduced to replace our Lotto draw, who’s support had suffered as a result of the Covid 19 pandemic which meant that the club, and all the establishments who supported the Lotto, have been closed for some time.

We would like to thank all of the establishments and people who supported our Lotto over the years, along with those who ran it. It was always a great source of income to assist with the running of the Club.

We have now entered new territory with our Split the Bucket draw! Following some brainstorming, and innovative thinking by the Club Committee, the Split the Bucket model was developed and put in place. It is currently being run, to great efficiency and success, by Tracy McCarthy, Jason Boyle and Dave Ryan, with draws being presented on Facebook Live at 9pm each Thursday evening by Club President Connie Walsh.

The draw involves a weekly collection of entries from a mixture of online entries and in-store entries around the town. Entry costs €2 and the winner splits the ‘bucket’ of money raised that week with the Club, ensuring a guaranteed winner each week!!

So far we have had 6 weekly draws. The first draw carried a minimum jackpot prize of €1,000 for the winner and was won by Sarah Silke who scooped the jackpot of €1,095!! The winners to date are as follows:

Week 1: Sarah Silke (€1,095)

Week 2: Tony Harpur (€360)

Week 3: Fiona Desmond (€351)

Week 4: Kieran Wall (€376)

Week 5: Mary O’Farrell (€347)

Week 6: Ollie McSweeny (€405)

The winning entries have been a mixture of online entries and in-store entries and, in total, we have given away almost €3,000 to the lucky winners!

Tickets can be purchased on-line at https://midletonrugby.com/split-the-bucket/  Here you can sign up for the weekly draw, or you can subscribe for 5 weeks, 26 weeks or 52 weeks, at a cost of only €2  per entry!!

Alternatively, you can place your entries in the buckets in-store at the following locations:

  • Frank Murphy Butchers, 79 Main St Midleton
  • Number 21 Off License, Lakeview
  • Corner Stone Pizza, St Marys Road
  • Crowleys Butchers, Mill Road
  • Kennedys on the Green
  • Wash n’ Wear, Mill Road

We would like to thank everyone who has supported the draw to date. Your support is vital for the continuing running of the Club for all of our teams from U-6 girls and boys, all the way up to our adult ladies and men’s teams.  

To conclude we would like to thank everyone again for their continuous support. We are delighted that all our teams have been able to return to training!! We hope to welcome everyone back to the Club sooner rather than later to start enjoying club events and matches (and maybe a pint or 2 😉) in the near future!!

Our Weekly Winners to date:

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