Tanzanian night in Ballinasloe

Years of fundraising for projects in Tanzania by residents of the Creagh and Attyrory areas of Ballinasloe will be celebrated this Friday night, February 8th at a function in Creagh NS. For many years residents in Creagh and Attyrory have given generously to primary school students seeking donations for sponsored walks as part of confirmation fundraising projects. In appreciation of this and to mark ten years of fundraising by local schools for educational projects in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, the celebratory evening in Creagh NS has been organised for Friday night at 8 pm. Photographs and memorabilia from each of the previous projects as well as letters, art work and gifts received from the various schools that have benefited from the fundraising, will be on display. There will also be a short film with clips from last year’s fundraising project and additional footage taken in Tanzania showing some of the many developments that have been achieved to date. Sr. Annette Farrell, a local missionary who has worked in Tanzania for 25 years, will also talk about the work that has been done and much that is left to do. This will be followed by a night of traditional music and song featuring the best of local musical talent at the adjacent Costello’s Pub, Creagh. The night will be an opportunity for the whole community to celebrate the special relationship that has been established between them and the people of Tanzania, as well as an opportunity for past-pupils to make a nostalgic return and revisit past experiences. All are welcome, particularly recent past-pupils, for what promises to be a wonderful evening.