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Tuesday 23 September 2014

Lions host Trabolgan trip

Published 11/06/2014 | 05:22

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Bray Lions Club is currently hosting a group of 32 local guests on a week-long holiday in Trabolgan.

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They went off on Friday to join more than 500 guests from all over the country at the Lions Holiday.

This is the 34th year of the annual project for people who would otherwise not enjoy a vacation and it is supported by 38 Lions Clubs from all over Ireland.

Guests will be transported by their host clubs and will spend an activity-packed week in the holiday village where they will have the opportunity of participating in competitions, games and coach tours.

The programme includes Aqua Aerobics, Bowling, a Walking Challenge, a 'Ladies Ascot Day' and a 'Great Grandfather and Great Grandmother' competition. Evening entertainers will include Joe Mac, formerly of the Dixies Showband and the Donal Ring Ceili Band.

A medical staff will provide 24/7 service throughout the week and guests can avail of Diabetes Screening offered by Lions Clubs with the assistance of volunteer nurses. Dr. Richard Harrison will also be in attendance during the week as will personnel from the Order of Malta. 'The Holiday Project was initiated in 1981 and over the years Lions Clubs have hosted an annual holiday for many thousands of guests, many of whom are senior citizens with additional needs.,' said project leader Dick McGahon.

'The project is funded by Lions Clubs throughout the country, and in accordance with Lions International ethics, all funds raised go directly to this and other service projects, with Lions members taking responsibility for all administration costs.'

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