June 2006 - Wexford Hospice Homecare

It was the start of the warmest day of the year to date (3rd June 2006) when Aileesh Harpur, John Ryan, Pauline Weatherhead and  Siobhan Doyle ventured into the Talbot Hotel.  Not for them the call of the beach, no they were headed for a windowless but thankfully air-conditioned room.  They definitely didn’t mind though, as they were starting a 24 hour Scrabble-a-thon in aid of the very worthy charity Wexford Hospice and let’s be honest as they are all addicted to the wonderful game it was no chore at all.

They were never left on their own throughout the entire 24 hours with the following leading their support to the cause:-

Feargal Weatherhead from New Ross was there at the start, went back to work, came back again and left in the wee hours of the morning to start work again, playing a total of 16 games and a stunning 27 bonus words!?!.

Jennie Frizelle came down from Enniscorthy to join us and played 3 games posting a bonus word (proudish) before going home for a bite to eat and returning for another two games.  Ronnie Gordon spent most of the day with us and played 13 games and posting 9 bonus words.

Oliver Doyle, came in for two games in the afternoon and returned at 9.00 a.m. to ensure we were still awake for another 2 games.  Fred, a complete novice but hopefully now convert, gave of his time to play 3 games.  A new member to the Wexford Menapia club, Ann was good enough to pop in for a game and played her first ever bonus (pursuit) to get up on the bonus board.

Karl and Mark, the young brothers from Dublin, popped their head around the door and although they didn’t have time to finish the game, Karl managed a bonus word Bristol to put him on the bonus board.  Anne Wallace, set her alarm clock for 3.30 a.m. and joined us at 4.00 a.m. and kept us awake to the end.  Her good deed brought about her first bonus word with club players “Mountain”.

Beth and Mary, two young friends, arrived at 9.30 a.m. and played the last two games with us, Beth managing a bonus word “Oiliest”.

The 24 hours ended with a total of 73 games having been played amassing a total score of 50349 with a total of 131 bonus words posted on our Bonus Board.  A special word of thanks must go to the Talbot Hotel who supplied the room, refreshments and breakfast for free.

Of course the County Wexford Hospice Homecare being the eventual winner as €2414.93 was raised for this worthy cause.


April 2004 – People in Need

The Menapia Scrabble Club, completed their first 24hour Scrabble Marathon, on the weekend of 10th & 11th April, 2004 to raise  much needed funds for People in Need.  We would like to thank all of our sponsors who gave us great spot prizes (listed below) and a special thanks to the Talbot Hotel who looked after us very well.  We successfully had Scrabble played for the 24 hours, with over 20 people played 48 games of Scrabble, and scoring more than 42,000 points between them.

We would like to say a special thanks to Jim, the Night Porter who kept us in much needed caffeine in the early hours of the morning.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all the people who kindly donated to this worthy cause and to remind all to send in their pledges as soon as possible.  We raised €700.


Other Sponsors as follows:

CF Homestyle, Tesco, Dunnes, Michael Hanrahan’s Londis, XSeed, Rosaleens Flowers, Wexford Cineplex, BPM Records, The Book Centre, Toymaster, Formative Fun, Riverbank Hotel, Byrnes World of Wonder, Fitzgeralds, Union, Sam McCauleys, Readers Paradise.
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