Charity stroll huge success

Kevin Hughes

ALMOST 150 walkers took to the roads for the annual Kilcummin Hospice Walk on Good Friday, the ninth year of the popular event that has raised tens of thousands of euros for cancer support services.

The sun came out and the atmosphere was first class as participants set off from the recreation hall and early indications were that funds raised were approaching €3,000 on the day. Participants completed either the four kilometre or eight kilometre circuit and all money raised by their efforts will go towards the Palliative Care Unit in Kerry General and

Afterwards, co-organiser Paddy O'Sullivan thanked all involved in helping to make the day yet another success.

"It was a great day and there was a great atmosphere afterwards with food sponsored by Kilcummin Post Office thanks to Rena Healy and scones provided by Ger McCarthy of Larkin's Bakery.

"I just want to thank everyone involved, including and organising committee, the ladies who made tea, the people who stewarded on the roads and everybody else."

A special Memory Book was also available on the day for people to write the names of friends and loved ones lost to cancer and a Memorial Mass for all those named in the book will be celebrated in Kilcummin Church on Friday, May 2, at 7.30pm.


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