Between the Stripes owner and founder Kieran Burke visited the Attic Youth House in Longford Town on Thursday evening (18/01/18) to hand over the proceeds raised from Between the Stripes Fantasy Football League. €200 was raised for the youth group was unbelievably receive absolutely zero government or state funding despite their wonderful work with teenagers and secondary school children in the County.
Just some of the incredible services the Attic House in Longford Town provide thanks to their heroic volunteers and staff include counselling, social events such as supervised teenage discos and their famous X-Factor competitions, extra-circular activities such as art groups and sporting activities such as football and basketball. These services not only encourage Longford’s youth to stay off the streets but give the youngsters a safe space to socialise, learn, develop and most importantly seek help and advice should it ever be required in any circumstance no matter how difficult.
Last year the group sadly suffered the tragic loss of one of its young members taken away far too early in life. However, despite the heartbreaking effect it had on the local community and its youth the Attic House were straight on the front-line to offer counselling to those who needed it…….This is the kind of organisations that deserve all the support in the world and the team at Between the Stripes hope the small sum of cash raised can help the Attic House on its way to whatever the next target may be.
A huge thank you to everyone who financially supported Between the Stripes Fantasy Football League. Many of you donated to the cause despite clearly stating you had no interest in entering a team and for that we are extremely grateful. Thank you yo the vast numbers of current and past League of Ireland players and coaches who entered our league also.
Finally, Between the Stripes can also announce we will be handing over a €70 donation to St.Christopher’s in Longford Town next week thanks to a small success via our weekly betting column of 2016. That brings the total raised for local charities by the Between the Stripes team to €270 since our foundation in January 2016. We hope to add to that figure in 2018 so keep an eye out for details of charity fundraisers by following us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat (BTS1924), while our hit League of Ireland podcast can be found on Itunes, Audioboom, Mixcloud, Pocketcasts and Podcast Republic, simply search for Between the Stripes LOI podcast on any of those platforms and don’t forget to hit the subscribe button and leave us a positive review.
Thank you for your wonderful support,
The Between the Stripes team.