DPSO Club held their AGM in June; this always gives an opportunity to reflect and review club activities and achievements since the last meeting (which was closer to 2 years ago thanks to COVID). As our accounts were presented to the members, the thing that really stood out for us is how well supported our club is by our members, Fingal County Council and the Donabate Portrane Community. Since our club was established in 2018, our income is over €15,000. We have been supported by Fingal County Council to the tune of €4,750. Tesco Distribution Centre have selected us twice to receive a donation from their Community Fund. Local student Ella McDonagh nominated our club to receive €557.50 from Donabate Tennis Club’s stepathon challenge last November. Local athletes have run thousands of miles for our athletes; two of our parents have completed marathons for our athletes raising over €3000. Local club Mojo Fitness chose us as their charity for their marathon runners in the Dublin City Marathon 2019 raising over €4,000 for our club. We’ve also been the recipients of funds from cake sales (thank you Maisie!), bag packs, raffles, donations of pocket money from our athletes and gifts from individuals. In addition to all of this were also the recipients of a prize of sporting equipment from Decathlon who had a national “like” competition on Facebook. Despite our small size, we have so many supporters that we were among a few large well established clubs to be awarded prizes! We are proud and grateful to be part of this community; thank you everyone. In July local club LSA are hosting their first race as part of the summer Dublin Race Series.This will be a virtual event, with distances of 5km, 10km and 10 miles.We are delighted to be selected as their chosen charity for 2021. Thank you LSA! As we look forward to the launch of our athletics club and our first competitions in 2021/2022 season we are looking forward to putting all these donations to good use.