JADD raises €10k to send families on holiday
Alan, Killian, Dara and John (Images: Mark Pollock)

JADD raises €10k to send families on holiday

THE 10th Annual JADD Golf Classic was held in Slade Valley Golf Club, which proved a huge success once again with close to €10,000 raised by the group.

Over the years €60,000 in funds has been raised from the fundraiser with money helping the JADD project send families who have been affected by substance misuse on a respite trip to Trabolgan in County Cork.

Using these funds along with further support from the Tallaght Drug & Alcohol Task Force (TDATF) and the National Lottery, JADD has been able to give families the opportunity to get away from struggles within the home or community, to have a holiday, make new friends and basically enjoy a stress-free life for a few short days.

This year 28 teams competed on Friday, September 16, in the golf classic, which proved a big hit among competitors.

“There was a great buzz around the course and clubhouse all day. Conditions were dry and sunny with just a little breeze to keep the golfers honest,” a JADD spokesperson told The Echo.

Audrey, John, Denise and Brian

“As per usual, we were treated to delicious food and warm hospitality in the clubhouse after our rounds.

“Once again, the raffle proved extremely popular, and the prizes, all of which were donated, were spectacular.”

“Many thanks to Slade Valley Golf club, the teams, and the sponsors of our prizes for your continued support. Here’s to the next 10 years.”

Learn more about JADD (Jobstown Assisting Drug Dependency) on its website HERE.

Pick up this week’s edition of The Echo (edition September 22) for a picture page from the event.