On 16 May next, Gael Scoil Nás na Ríogh brings the hugely popular “Who wants to be a Thousandaire” to Naas in the Osprey Hotel.
This show has attracted large audiences all over Ireland over the past seven years and is fast becoming the most popular source of fund-raising for schools and clubs. Contestants are drawn from ticket sales and each contestant will play for €1000. The show is fully computerised with 50/50, Ask the Audience and a brilliant video linked Phone a Friend.
This incredibly successful show, which is provided Pallas Marketing Ltd, is being run by Gael Scoil Nás na Ríogh to assist in fundraising for essential services at the school.
The launch evening for the show was held in Naas Town Hall last Tuesday and a large attendance included Mayor of Naas Cllr Willie O’Callaghan, along with representatives from its main sponsors including Born Clothing, Tesco Extra Monread, Rioghnagh Bracken Solicitors, K Leisure, Revamp.ie Building & Renovation, Scoil Rince Chill Dara, Tom Cross Coach Hire and Craddock House Nursing Home and Tom from Pallas Marketing the show providers. The first ticket for the event was purchased by Naas Mayor, who also participated in a sample round of the quiz show much to the delight of the audience.
Speaking at the launch, Bernard O'Dubhslaine, Chairman of the Parent's Council: “We have been in contact with several others groups who ran, “Who wants to be a Thousandaire” shows around the country with great success. We are all looking forward to a great night on the 16 May as the show is really hi-tech and offers a superb night’s entertainment. The show is timed to start at 8pm and we would encourage people to come early to ensure a seat.
“We would also like to say a particular word of thanks to our major sponsors and to all of those 70 plus businesses in Naas and the surrounding areas who have taken out advertising at the show,” he continued. “Some might ask why do we need to raise funds for the Gael Scoil Nás na Ríogh, haven't we a fine building, young enthusiastic staff and a growing student population. We were lucky to get a fine state of the art building only four years ago. But like many things we got the building but there remained a lot to be done in terms of equipment and fittings, hence this is why we are raising money,” he added.
In addition, the Gael Scoil is running a charity round for the Jack and Jill Foundation to support the work of this important local Kildare charity. “We want to give back and support so we chose a local charity to raise funds for. We are very honoured to have Jack and Jill on board with us,” the chairman concluded.
Deputy Mayor of Naas and Gael Scoil parent Rioghnagh Bracken paid tribute to the ethos of the school and also to the hard-working committee in securing great support for the event. “The school by far has one of the hard-working committees in Naas and that is to be commended,” she added.
Tickets for “Who wants to be a Thousandaire” are available from any member of the fundraising committee or at the door on the night.
In addition, there is still some large screen digital advertising space available for the show, please contact Lisa for further information on 087 6776839.