On 27th / 28th December, a group of Scrabble enthusiasts led by Siobhan Doyle & John Cunningham-Ryan of the Menapia Scrabble Club played Scrabble for 24 hours to raise funds for a great local charity Wexford Marine Watch.
We had great fun, said John. Most players were local; Jennie Frizelle & her daughter Kate, Mary Doyle, Theresa Scallan, Ger Hore, Aileesh Harpur, Deirdre Eckbaur and we had one further afield from Cork – Darius Bartlett. We played 81 games in total and scored 60,116 points which trumped our previous best record in 2006 when we played 73 games with 50,349 points. We really enjoy running the event and the next time hope to break the World record but that’s a complicated endeavour. This time around John managed to rack up 41 games in total which he was delighted with.
Wexford Marine Watch
Wexford Marine Watch is an amazing local charity, answering the need for emergency intervention for those considering hurting themselves or taking their own life on the quay front or bridge of Wexford, and in the last 10 years have undoubtedly saved numerous lives. John explained he does a lot of work for the LGBTQIA+ community “this is something I’ve always felt very strongly about … self harm affects my community disproportionately in comparison to the straight community, due to the hate and discrimination we endure on a daily basis, so this charity are a very worthy cause.” Our target is to reach €1000 and you can still donate on our Gofundme page
The Menapia Scrabble Club meet every Tuesday in Sinnotts Bar (Distillery Road) from 8pm, contact John on 086 395 3846 for more details.