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    Signing up myself - TBA , Tina - X_Wing and the kids
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    The permit has been granted for a street collection fundraiser for the Relay For Life - Team:- The Empire Gives Back for the Irish Cancer Society. The permit covers us from 9am to 6pm but I think we should focus on the busy time around 10 - 3 (or whatever time you are available) Parking various points around Wexford - recommend Tesco or the Talbot Hotel as they are a short walk to our Changing area. Glen, one of our Relay team members has kindly offered the use of the electric bike shop he works in for our changing area:- Kelstar Bike Shop, 105 S Main St, Whitewell, Wexford, Y35 HXE8 This troop is open to anyone from all four clubs as well as any Team member from the Wexford Relay I may have room at my place to put a few up the night before and/or after who are travelling from further afield This is our main fundraiser for the relay so please help support us if you can. EVENT - Street collection for Irish Cancer - WexfordLOCATION - Wexford main streetDATE -Saturday 11th JuneTIME - 10 - 3POC - Chris LewisCOSTUMES - 501st, Rebel Legion, GA, RISTAFF DEALING WITH EVENT - Chris Lewis Trooping: Chris - TBA Tina - X-Wing Alan - Tie pilot (Kilted) George - TBA Todd - TK Tud - TK Galactic Academy:- Hazel Conor Lily Crew:-
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    €90.26 Raised for 'Friends of the Earth Ireland', well done guys
  4. Hello and welcome Fernando
  5. Hello and welcome Billy, you have come to the right place. We have another member in Waterford and myself and a few other in Wexford so not too far away. Any questions feel free to ask, we are here to help
  6. So this year, our attendance stretches across the country to the wild wild west, and only a stone's throw from Ahch-To. The Tralee Parade organisers are delighted to have some Star Wars characters in attendance and believe we will be a massive hit (or a miss if you are a TK). Travel and accommodation expenses have been secured for those who are attending. Accommodation will be in the Brandon Hotel in Tralee on March 16th. Transport has been arranged from the hotel to the starting point of the parade, and as the finishing point of the parade is only a short distance from the hotel it is a short walk back. Very late check out of one of the bedrooms has also been arranged on the 17th, which means that all gear can be kept in this room until after the parade. It can be used as a changing room too. Here's hoping the weather will be on your side... if not, it will be green umbrellas all the way!!! Big thanks to our very own Keith McGlyn for organising this event. EVENT - St. Patrick's Day Parade, Tralee LOCATION - Brandon Hotel, Tralee DATE - Thursday March 17th TIME - 12pm to Finish POC - Bryan Carr/Keith McGlynn COSTUMES - 501st, Rebel Legion, Galactic Academy, Reel Icons STAFF DEALING WITH EVENT - Chris Lewis Trooping:- Keith - Kylo Ren Christy - Darth Vader Daniel F. - Del Meeko Daniel C. - First Order Stormtrooper
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    Siging up for the Sunday, costume to be decided
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    You can still sign up if you wish Daniel, if I you can't make the day of the Relay it would be a pity, but the actual event is only one day/night, it is a fantastic troop of course but much of the relay is to do with the lead up and fundraising before the actual event, local troops can be organised in a members local which is quite unique in terms of the way we do things, for example we do a bucket collection on the main street in Wexford town, I really hope other members can do the same in other parts of the country, I can walk anyone through the procedure of getting a permit
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    ***Update*** The registration process is a little different this year, most of it is done via the Relay website now (still getting to grips with that), so far 10 members have paid, this covered the initial registration fee and secures our place and our Marquee, I paid in person today in Wexford town (in cash/see above post for receipt), those who have not yet paid must do it through the Relay website (not to me!), there they can join our team and pay their registration fee, you can also login to add additional details, add profile pic, T-Shirt size (if required, your registration fee covers you for this). Here is the link:- https://www.relayforlifewexford.com/fundraisers/theempiregivesback
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    ***Update*** Today I registered our team and secured our place
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    Just a reminder folks that the registration for our team is Saturday 26th Feb, just over a week away, I need at least 10 members to pay their €10 registration fee so that I can secure our place, please remember to pay ASAP so I do this, thank you
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    Hey folks, the relay for life is finally back!!!, registration will soon begin for this years relay.This will be the fourth year our clubs team 'The Empire Gives Back' will be taking part.This year they are anticipating a huge demand for team places, luckily the relay committee keep a spot just for us *This event is open to all four clubs but it also differs from many troops also as our friends and family can also be part of our team and help support us on this one!!! (many of us will be wearing costumes but you don't need a costume to take part in this!) Important* Registration costs €10 per person and a deposit of €100 is required to secure our team place for 2020, this mean we need at least 10 members (hopefully a lot more in due course) to kick this thing off (We now have x10 members covering the registration fee) Additional members can join the team by following this link:- https://www.relayforlifewexford.com/fundraisers/theempiregivesback Scroll down and click on 'join us' If you ask anyone who was part of our team in previous years they will all agree with me that this is one of the most rewarding troop/events you will take part in and a truly team bonding experience. Last time we helped raise over €130,000 For anyone who hasn't heard about the relay for life here is some information:-'Relay For Life is a 24 hour event that brings the whole community together to Celebrate the lives of cancer survivors, Remember those lost to the disease and Fight Back by increasing knowledge of cancer and raising money to fund vital research and services of the Irish Cancer Society.At Relay, teams of family members and friends commit to having at least one member of their team walking around the track at all times. While they are doing that, a festival of fun, entertainment and community takes place which unites everybody in the fight against cancer.' More info here:- (to be updated once the relay committee post more info')This is a great family event with lots of vendors, food, live bands and plenty of entertainment during the whole event!1. It is a 24 hour event! - this mean you will be at the event for 24hrs!2. Fundraising is a big part of the relay both during the event and leading up to it!, sponsorship forms will be given out in due course to those signed up.3. This is open to anyone, not just Garrison members, friends, family, acquaintances etc., the more members we can get on the team the more funds we can raise for this worthy cause!.4. You don't have to be in costume for this but it would be great if you do!, some of us were last year and we had a great response entertaining the crowds Note:- If you have any friends or family who would like to join us then please invite them to do so, just mention it to us and we will add them to the sign-up I will update this thread as and when more information comes in.EVENT - Relay For Life Wexford 2020LOCATION - Pairc Charman WexfordDATE - July 09th-10thTIME - (to be updated but usually around 2pm )POC/Team Captain - Chris LewisCOSTUMES - 501st, Rebel Legion, RII, GA, *Friends and familySTAFF DEALING WITH EVENT - Chris Lewis *The unique thing about this troop is that friends and family can join our team and take part with us, it will not be an official troop of course (from the point of view 501st) as they are not members but they will be part of our relay team and just as important, I can list them here and it just makes it easier to keep track of our team members. The other unique thing about this troop is we can fund raise directly for the charity as members of our relay team on behalf of the Irish Cancer Society, this is different to most troops where we 'support the charity/fund raise' if that makes sense. This year will be more important than ever, due to the pandemic the Irish Cancer society has lost the bulk of its funding for the last two years, this goes towards helping the people we love, lets help them make make this the best Relay yet, this is what we do, this what we are good at!!! The Empire Gives back Members:- 1. Chris Lewis 2. Tina Lewis 3. George 4. Christy 5. Dave 6. Jamie 7. Alan 8. Pierce 9. Glen 10. Matt 11. 12. John O’ Dwyer 13. Winnie Larkin 14. Richard Sherrard 15. Chris Dempsey 16. Aisling Newport 17. Alison Kavanah 18. Jimmy Kavanah 19.
  14. Hi Alan, good to hear from you, hope you and the family are all keeping well
  15. Hi Conrad and welcome, once cleared you will be more than welcome to troop with us. You could also crew on troops too while waiting on your clearance if you wanted too when you are over, we are always on the look out for helpers during a troop, it is a important job and vital part of trooping
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