€34,000 in National Lottery funding for local organisations in Westmeath and Longford -McFadden

Longford/Westmeath Fine Gael TD, Gabrielle McFadden, has congratulated the six organisations across the two counties who have been approved forNational Lottery funding, totalling €34,000, by the Department of Health.

“In Westmeath, the Irish Red Cross in Athlone will receive €15,000 towards the cost of purchasing a new ambulance while Athlone Meals on Wheels is to benefit from €10,000 in funding which will go towards theost of buying a van.

“The 1428 Active Retirement Club in Mullingar is to receive an allocation of €3,000 towards the continued refurbishment of a new premises while the Arthritis Ireland branch in Castletown Geoghan will benefit from €1,000 to fund Tai Chi and Yoga classes.

“In Longford, the Arthritis in Ireland branch in Tully has been awarded €2,500 towards the cost of funding ‘Living with Arthritis’ courses while Keeping House in Ballinalee will also receive €2,500 towards the cost of purchasing office/administration equipment along with cleaning equipment.
“All of these organisations are very deserving of this tranche of funding approved by the Minister of Health Leo Varadkar under the 2014 National Lottery funding programme.

“The Department will be in touch very shortly with each of the organisations concerning payment of these grants.”