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Tuesday 17 September 2019

Better late than never as volunteers take the plunge for Boeing swim

The truly inspiring spirit of the many participants (some of whom are pictured here) in Saturday’s delayed Boeing Swim in aid of Cork Mental Health Foundation (and the money is used by that Foundation at a local level) was clearly in evidence despite the wind and the rain. Because of the high level of the River Blackwater a section was cordoned off within which the swimmers had to stay. Great credit is due to the dedicated organisers. The presentation of the cheque will take place on Friday, February 7. Photo: Seán Radley.
The truly inspiring spirit of the many participants (some of whom are pictured here) in Saturday’s delayed Boeing Swim in aid of Cork Mental Health Foundation (and the money is used by that Foundation at a local level) was clearly in evidence despite the wind and the rain. Because of the high level of the River Blackwater a section was cordoned off within which the swimmers had to stay. Great credit is due to the dedicated organisers. The presentation of the cheque will take place on Friday, February 7. Photo: Seán Radley.

BETTER late than never summed up the willing volunteers from the wider Millstreet catchment area who took the plunge into the River Blackwater on Saturday last.

Availing of a welcome respite from the consistent rain and winds of late - that deferred the original showing on New Year's Day on a number of occasions - swimmers and supporters made their way to the famous Boeing for the sixth annual swim.

Those participating supported the beneficiaries from the latest staging, the worthy Cork Mental Health Association.

A lively atmosphere surrounded the staging with a hardy group of volunteers taking the dip in the oh so chilly waters.

SuperValu in Millstreet helped to sponsor the event, as did Tarrant's Bridge Bar, the Bush Bar and Malpaso Bar.

The generous contributions of the public ensured the venture was an outstanding success for what's becoming a permanent event on the calendar fixture - weather permitting.

Corkman

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