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Wednesday 12 December 2018

Gunning for local charities

Members of the Wexford Reserve Defence Forces leaving Enniscorthy for Wexford on their artillery gun pull in aid of two deserving charities
Members of the Wexford Reserve Defence Forces leaving Enniscorthy for Wexford on their artillery gun pull in aid of two deserving charities
RDF personnel and collectors pictured before the start of the artillery gun pull from Enniscorthy to Wexford

Brendan Keane

Members of the Wexford Reserve Defence Forces put their charitable nature to the test when they pulled an artillery gun from Enniscorthy to Wexford.

Over 40 people were involved in the event and they undertook rotating shifts as they made their away along the route from a starting point in the centre of Enniscorthy.

The gun, which fires 90mm artillery shells, would normally be towed along behind an army jeep or truck but the RDF troupe moved it the old-fashioned way using teamwork and their combined physical strength to complete their task.

Speaking about the event Commandant Enda McDonald said two charities will benefit from the pull: the Marie Keating Foundation and the Jack & Jill Foundation.

When they arrived in Wexford they pulled the gun through the town to the army barracks and along the route bucket collectors accepted donations from the public.

Comdt McDonald thanked the public for their support to the members along the route. He also thanked those who joined the RDF members on the day to assist with the pull.

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