Working Remotely and Thank you

From late February / early March when the Covid 19 pandemic hit our lives, Claremont Stadium Staff were on alert as to how this would impact our community.

As many of those who visit the stadium know we are a community based stadium whose mission is to offer courses, and sporting opportunities to people of all abilities and walks of life. So we had no option but to close our doors to protect everyone. Since then we have been working remotely.

On our social media pages we have been focusing on keeping people informed about online courses, home schooling. Also putting up links about Wellness, Meditation ,and of course physical fitness challenges and programs.

What we have learnt during this period, or been reminded of, is that Irish people are resilient and our sense of humor comes alive in times like this.

We would like to thank all of those who volunteer within our neighborhoods, these are not people who put up posts about running to the shops/chemist for a neighbor, baking cakes , making baskets of fruit and leaving them on doorsteps. Ringing a doorbell and walking or running back to the gate to stay and talk to the lone householder, simply to check on them and pass some time talking. These small things make a difference and we would like to say thank you to all who are doing this.

Keeping the lights on….thank you

Many of us fail to understand the importance of the few cents we throw in donation tins on retail counters throughout the country. But Claremont Stadium is living proof that every cent and every kind word counts.

In a world dominated by a drive to “have”, we witness many who are driven by a need to “give”. We see evidence of their kindness when we hold charity events or fundraising events, they are the first ones who laughingly ask, “what do you want me to do?”

We appreciate their generosity of time and their good humour. Without both, our lights would never continue to shine and to them we say Thank you.

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