“To Emma with love” – Final fundraiser for Emma Lacey
Dear friends of Emma,
You are probably aware that Emma Lacey, a past pupil of Loreto Secondary School is bravely journeying through a tough time in her life. There has been an outpouring of support from the whole community in Clonmel and we would like to invite you to join us in the final fundraiser - a shopping extravaganza of fashionable clothing (age 13-25yrs) at Clonmel Showgrounds.
We are asking you, her peers, to show your solidarity with Emma and support this venture.
The idea is that you will donate your most-loved garment. This must be in pristine condition and something that is meaningful to you. We ask that you carefully select this clothes item – honouring Emma with your choice.
Letters have been distributed with a heart on a ribbon attached. We would like you to write your name on the heart and attach it to the hanger that your garment is displayed on. We are also kindly supported by ‘ River Island and ‘New Look’ and their retail outlets in Clonmel will have the letter and tags for anyone who wants to donate items to the cause.
There will be a collection point in Loreto School and in Presentation Secondary School .
Mattie Mc Grath’s constituency office, Clonmel (round the corner from Martin’s Fruit and Veg shop) has also offered to act as a collection point.
Alternatively, one of the people listed below can be contacted if you need your item to be collected from your home.
Donations must be received by Wednesday 22nd May.
THE DONATED CLOTHES WILL BE FOR SALE IN A POP UP SHOP IN THE SHOW GROUNDS SHOPPING CENTRE ON SATURDAY 25TH OF MAY from 12pm. A DAY NOT TO BE MISSED AS THERE WILL BE BARGAINS ‘GO LEOR’ FOR YOU.
Always a very popular and well-attended event, we are delighted to welcome back performers from the BellVue Academy of Performing Arts showcasing their talents in our Summer Sounds event on Saturday 11th May between 1-3pm.
Accompanied by a live band and with proceeds going to the very worth local charity Sanies Trust it's sure to be a great afternoon of entertainment in the Centre.
Want to see the latest Spring styles from all our stores here, all in one place ?
Want to get free personal & seasonal style tips from our very own personal shopper and Style Icon, Margaret Doyle ?
Want to support a fantastic local charity at the same time ?
Want to have a free glass of M&S Prosecco whilst doing so ?
Want to do it all on Mother's Day weekend ?
Then join us on Saturday 30th March for our Spring Fever Fashion extravaganza featuring the latest styles & outfits from this season's collections from the likes of Vila, Pamela Scott, Only, TK Maxx, M&S, EWM and more. Presented to you by professional models in an all seated environment with free entry.
Shows at 2pm & 4pm (with a special Kids Fashion Show at 3.15pm).
Join us in front of TK Maxx this Saturday (2nd March) to hear some of Clonmel's finest up and coming musicians perform live on stage. The event starts at Noon and continues throughout the afternoon. All proceeds go to Enable Ireland.
Confirmed performers and schedule are as follows:
12-2: Lauryn Boyle + Freya McVicker
3-4: Ross Boland
4-4.30: James McGrath
4.30-5pm: Eoghan & James
Just in time for that Valentine's Day proposal, A&E Jewellers are holding the South-East's biggest ever diamond ring sale this coming weekend. With previews from today onwards, you can get a dazzling 40% off ALL diamond rings; ALL diamond wedding bands and ALL gemstone rings. It all takes place over a sparkling two days - this Saturday & Sunday 16/17th February 2019.
Showgrounds Shopping Centre in Clonmel is reporting a bumper year in 2018 with footfall up 11.4% on 2017. This year Showgrounds is planning a fun-filled programme of special events and activities to celebrate its 10th Birthday.
Anchored by Marks & Spencer, Showgrounds opened during the economic downturn in 2009 – the worst possible trading period for retail. Despite this the centre has developed further and now boasts some of the best retail tenants in the region including TK Maxx, Argos, Dealz, Iceland, Eason, Pamela Scott, Name It, Vila, Only and Costa Coffee.
“2018 was a fantastic year for the Showgrounds with record footfall figures and some of our retailers reporting their best trading periods ever. We have a great mix of 20 retailers in the areas of fashion, homewares and food which attracts shoppers from throughout the counties of Tipperary, Kilkenny and Waterford. The centre trades on one level and has plenty of free parking which all provides an enjoyable and convenient shopping experience for customers” says Julian Smith, Centre Manager.
2019 sees the 10th Birthday of Showgrounds and Julian announced an exciting programme of special events to celebrate throughout the year. “Kicking off with our Game of Thrones event in February we will have a series of celebratory events through to October. There will be everything from fashion shows to kids entertainment – something for all the family. We are very proud to have overcome a very challenging period for retail when we first opened and to have proceeded to develop one of the most successful shopping centres in the South East” added Julian.
For further details on lettings contact joint agents HWBC Tel: 01 7750500, or Cushman Wakefield Tel: 01 6399300