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Monday 23 September 2019

Over 200 trucks due on Millstreet Charity Truck Run

Millstreet Vintage Club organisers looking ahead to the Truck Run in support of the Irish Community Rapid Response Air Ambulance. Picture John Tarrant
Millstreet Vintage Club organisers looking ahead to the Truck Run in support of the Irish Community Rapid Response Air Ambulance. Picture John Tarrant

John Tarrant

More than 200 trucks are expected to embark on a tour of Duhallow's trail this Sunday for the big Millstreet Vintage Club Charity Run in support of the Irish Community Rapid Response Air Ambulance and their new aeromedical service based at Rathcoole.

Costing €2 million a year to operate, Ireland's first privately funded air ambulance service will respond to up to 500 calls per year, and bringing most of the population of a 15,000 square kilometre area from West Kerry to the Sunny South East to critical medical care within 20 minutes.

Millstreet Vintage Club PRO Bernard Crowley congratulated all involved on the establishment of a charitably funded Helicopter Emergency Medical Service in the South, which will operate from the Rathcoole Aerodrome.

"The service will complement the existing aeromedical services and improve aeromedical access to the South of Ireland. There is huge interest in the Run, the public are invited to come out and spectate along the route," he said.

The Charity Truck Run will be based at the K & L base in Millstreet, away at 12 noon heading for Ballydaly, Rathmore, Knocknagree, Ballydesmond, Newmarket, Kanturk, Biddys Green on the Mallow-Killarney road and returning to Millstreet via the Sandpit House and Rathcoole Aerodrome for a finish at K & L where a barbecue and entertainment is scheduled.

Millstreet Vintage organisers are cautioning that motorists may experience "minor traffic delays" along the route in the 90 minute convoy. Further details are available from Daniel Lucey at 086 -8680807.

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