Fancy a flutter with Midlands Simon Community?

Midlands Simon Community and Athlone Chamber of Commerce are holding a fundraising Night at the Races in the Shamrock Lodge Hotel on Thursday October 4. The free event promises to be a fantastic night for both seasoned punters and those who just fancy a flutter.

It all kicks off at 9pm, with free refreshments on the night, and spot prizes including prizes for the Best Dressed Lady and Most Appropriately Dressed Gent! Come along a see the winner’s enclosure, bid for the best in the auction race, and celebrate National Simon Week and National Chambers Week.

There are various ways to support the event, from placing a bet on the night, to buying a horse, jockey, or trainer to compete in one of nine races on the night. Businesses can also take out an ad in the Race Programme or sponsor a race. Come along with friends, your club or staff members for a great night, guaranteed.

“We are delighted to be working in partnership with Athlone Chamber of Commerce on this event. It certainly is very much appreciated. Partnership is central to our work, and is proof that when we work together, we achieve much more,” said Tony O’Riordan, CEO of Midlands Simon Community.

Midlands Simon Community are providing essential ongoing supports and care to those affected by homelessness in Athlone and across the Midlands.

Even if you have never placed a bet before in your life, and don’t know your odds from your evens, here is your chance to not only have the opportunity to win some great prizes, but also provide support by contributing to two very worthwhile causes. So ladies and gents, get your hats at the ready, and get to the starting gates at Shamrock Lodge Hotel, Athlone at 9pm on Thursday October 4.

For more information, or to sponsor in any of the above ways, contact Noel Broderick on (087 ) 9662601 or Michael O’Brien on (086 ) 0692326.

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