Lorry drivers urged to keep on truckin' for CF fundraising run
A group of big-hearted Kerry hauliers are calling on their fellow truckers across the country to join them next month for a fundraising truck run in aid of cystic fibrosis charity, TLC4CF.
Tony Nolan and Matt O'Regan have joined forces with families affected by CF to organise the Kerry Rose Truck Run on Saturday, July 15 - the 'Rose' being the flower associated with cystic fibrosis in Ireland.
The event will see the convoy leave The Rose Hotel in Tralee at 1pm on July 15 and travel to Annascaul, Inch, Castlemaine, Milltown, Killarney, Castleisland and back to Tralee.
Entry to event is €50 per truck, which includes dinner at the Rose Hotel after the run, a t-shirt and an event sticker for each driver.
Additional t-shirts and meals for passengers are extra, and can be pre-booked when initially registering for the event via www.eventbrite.ie (Kerry-rose-truck-run-2017).
Drivers and their guests will also enjoy some lively entertainment in the hotel on Saturday night, with great spot prizes up for grabs.
Secure car parking will be provided for the trucks next to the hotel, while management are also offering a reduced room rate for those wishing to stay overnight - just quote 'Kerry Rose Truck Run' when booking.
To round off a great event, a number of the participating trucks will be on display for the public the following Sunday morning (July 16th) in the car park adjacent to the hotel. Entry is free but donations to the charity are welcome throughout the morning.
All proceeds from the event will be donated to TLC4CF, a cystic fibrosis charity which has recently constructed a new CF inpatient and outpatient unit in the University Hospital Limerick for people with cystic fibrosis across Munster.
Tony Nolan, who has raised over €100,000 for local charities through his annual run over the past six years, is urging as many truckers as possible to sign up for the event to help make this year another success.
He has also paid tribute to a number of local businesses he regularly deals with who have come forward with sponsorship and spot prizes, adding that more support is very welcome.
He also stressed the importance of drivers pre-registering for the event via the eventbrite website, which can also be accessed on the Kerry Rose Truck Run Facebook page.
All makes and models of truck are welcome.