HEARTIEST best wishes to Athea native and well known businessman, Tom Moran, who is this week embarking on a 250km charity walk from Athea to Dublin on a quest to raise €100,000 for Pieta House.
The popular hotelier and Limerick Person of the Year kicked off the ' Tomathon' from Athea on Tuesday with an entourage of supporters, who will be met with others along the route before finishing at Tom's Red Cow Moran Hotel on Friday - the 24th anniversary of when Tom first started there.
Tom has enlisted the support of dozens of celebrities and sports people to help his cause, including Olympic gold medallist Ronnie Delaney, Brendan Grace, Andrea Roche and Comedienne June Rodgers as well as a host of GAA and rugby stars to promote the event.
Tom will be walking the entire journey from west Limerick to Dublin, while others will be joining him en route as the week progresses.
For details on the route, to offer support or to volunteer contact Gillian at 01 4593650 ext 1011. To donate to the cause visit www.mycharity.ie and search for ' Tomathon'.