St. Coca’s AC in Kilcock, Co. Kildare has setup a GoFundMe page to in an effort to replace their High Jump mat and shed which was destroyed by a malicious arson attack less than two weeks ago.
The incident which happened on November 5th saw the mat and shed damaged beyond repair, while burning also occurred to the edges of the tartan track.
Both facilities had only been in operation for a short period of time.
“Many members of the club worked very hard to achieve these fantastic facilities for our members to use in training and for them to be used in competitions hosted by our club. It is gutting to have that work and capability destroyed by a mindless purposeless act,” the club wrote on Facebook at the time.
The club which is over 40 years old caters for approximately 500 members, of which around 300 are children.
St. Coca’s AC setup GoFundMe following fire
St. Coca’s are determined not to be defeated by the reprehensible actions of a small minority so have decided to set up their fundraiser page in a bid to get replacement equipment as soon as possible.
“The club have decided that we cannot, and will not, let the actions of a very small few, deprive our members of the very best facilities and equipment that we can provide and to that end we have decided to replace the lost high jump mat and shed.
“We are asking the community of Kilcock and surrounds for any help you can give us to do this.”
At the time of writing over €4500 has been raised with the club stating that they were “humbled by the scale of goodwill and well wishes” that they had received.
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