Vintage car enthusiasts raise €1,000 for local bus service

Published 30/04/2014 | 05:36

Front, from left: Tom Leslie, Gary Wynne, Paul O’Regan and Pat O’Brien. Back, from left: Gerry O’Brien, Noel O’Connor, Tony Wharton, Padraig Buckley, James Looney, Laura Wickham, Liam Wharton, Mick Myers, Thomas Wharton and Jay Galvin.

KILLARNEY vintage car enthusiasts turned a great day out into a boost for one local charity when they handed over a cheque worth €1,000 this week to the Kerry Cork Health Link bus service.

The money was raised by the newly formed 'Killarney Valley Classic and Vintage Club' at a classic car and tractor run around south Kerry on April 6.

The vintage run was just the second fundraising event organised by the group and attracted 38 cars and 25 tractors from around south Kerry and beyond.

The vehicles headed out from the Holiday Inn, Fossa on two separate routes on the day and returned that evening for refreshments and a traditional music session with the Killarney School of Music.

The Killarney Valley Classic and Vintage Club was only formed in November and has gone from strength to strength over the last seven months.

All thoughts have now turned however to the club's most ambitious fundraiser yet which is set to take place in September.

The fundraiser will reintroduce ploughing competition to South Kerry for the first time since the 1960s and the full details for the big event will be released during the summer.


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