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Momentum Builds For CHASE

Momentum Builds For CHASE

Incinerator Decision Won’t Be Accepted 

Writes Jack White

Momentum is continuing to build for CHASE (Cork Harbour Alliance for a Safe Environment) as the group tries to raise the funds necessary for a Judicial Review of An Bord Pleanala’s decision to grant permission for a dangerous waste incinerator in Ringaskiddy.

Fundraisers, public meetings and donations have been coming with great pace in recent weeks all over Cork, since the absurd decision was made, against a swell of local opposition, by the Dublin based, Bord Pleanala.

CHASE estimate they’ll need between €150-000 to €200,000 initially to fund the Judicial Review.

At time of going to press, over €63,000 had been donated via the CHASE Go Fund Me page, this is added to several offline donations via the CHASE Bank Account, fundraisers, including Funkstock in Fountainstown which raised over €8,000, a Spinathon in Crosshaven which raised over €5,000 and many, many more events including coffee mornings, non-uniform days, table quizzes, film screenings and so on.

The publicity around the fight back against the incinerator is also growing with virtually all local and national politicians in the area speaking in support of the community as well as elected members of Cork County Council wearing anti-incinerator t-shirts, developed by the #CrossWomen Group, to their County Council meeting on Monday in County Hall.

There are a huge amount of fundraising events planned in the coming weeks, some of which have been announced.

With a number of fundraisers, public meetings and events having taken place in the last number of weeks for CHASE, momentum is building to fund the costly Judicial Review, to fight the incinerator in Ringaksiddy.

Following Funkstock in Fountainstown on Sunday, a public meeting in Monkstown and Aghada on Monday night and a Coffee Morning in Monkstown on Tuesday, here’s a list of what’s yet to come:

Wednesday June 27th 19:30 for 20:00 – Showing ‘Pride’ by East Cork Cinema Club, in Jack Doyle Room, Commodore Hotel, Cobh – €10

Thursday June 28th 20:00 – ‘Passage West CHASE Public Meeting’ in Star of the Sea School, Passage West.

Thursday June 28th 21:00 – ‘Table Quiz’ in the Glue Pot Bar, Passage West. €40 per table of 4 players – prizes for top 3 teams, plus raffle and finger food – all welcome.

Friday June 29th 10:00 – 24hrs – ‘Spinathon’ in Spin Shack, Belvelly, Cobh. €10 per hour/per bike slot – bike slots available – please FB message Spin Shack to submit your intention and see if a preferred slot is still available.

Friday June 29th 19:30 – ‘Boston Tea Party’ in The Commodore Hotel, Cobh – Contact Facebook Event Page (shared) to book table.

Friday June 29th 19:00 – ‘Fundraising Event in Aid of CHASE’ in the Oar Bar, Crosshaven – Live Music and Entertainment €20 Donation at Door. Organised by Crosshaven Fine Gael.

Friday June 29th 20:00 sharp – ‘No Incinerator Table Quiz’ in Carrigaline GAA Hall – €40 per table 4, Raffle on the night, Prizes for 1st place and spot prizes. Enquiries & bookings; contact Sarah O’Driscoll at 087 9811403

Saturday June 30th TBC – ‘Fundraiser’ in Ballynoe Inn – Details TBC.

Sunday July 1st 10:00 – 14:00 – ‘Crosshaven Car Boot Sale’ in Crosshaven Village. €10 per Car – text only please 087 6577837 or 086 3956209 (or on the day).

Thursday July 5th 19:30 – Concert by Male Voice Choir, in Commodore Hotel, Cobh. €10, bookings at 0870906438

Thursday July 5th 20:30 ‘Table Quiz’ in the Glue Pot Bar, Passage West. €40 per table of 4 players – prizes for top 3 teams, plus raffle and finger food – all welcome.

Saturday July 7th 17:00 – ‘Fundraiser for CHASE’ in Shamrock Bar, Shanbally. BBQ  at 5pm, Music by Anthony Mehigan, Spot Prizes, Fun Darts at 7.30pm, DJ till late.

Sunday July 8th 11:00 – 17:00 – ‘Open Garden’ at The Rectory, Crosshaven.

Sunday July 8th 08:00 – ‘Ringaskiddy – Skibbereen Coastal Bike Run’ by Motorcyclists for CHASE. €50 registration from 08:00.

Saturday July 14th TBC – ‘Family Fun Day’ in Pirates Rugby Club, The Paddocks, Cobh – details to follow.

Sunday July 15th 17:00 – ‘Dunk Tank’ on the Promenade, Cobh – details to follow.

Friday July 20th 08:30-17:00 – ‘Golf Champagne Scramble’ in Cobh Golf Club. €120 per team of 3, €100 tee box sponsor, prizes for first 6 teams and ladies prize. Call Ger Curley on 087 2268343 for details.

Thursday August 9th 20:00 sharp – ‘Strictly Cash – Johnny Cash Tribute’ – band live in Ringaskiddy Community Centre. More details to follow about ticket sales.

Saturday August 18th TBC – ‘Wellbeing/Yoga/Mindfullness’ in Commodore Hotel, Cobh – details to follow.

With events being announced almost every day for the last few weeks, across various platforms, we are conscious that we may not have all included. Please do let us know via email on: if you would like any other event publicised.

Keep up to date with the CHASE Facebook page for the most up to date listings.

If you can’t make it to any of the fundraisers, you can donate via the Go Fund Me Page – ‘No Incinerator In Cork Harbour’ or donate directly to the bank:

AIB Bank, Mainstreet, Carrigaline, Co. Cork Account No. 02536094 Sort Code 93 43 13

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