New Ross Standard

| 17°C Dublin

New Ross Standard

Close

Premium

'Unbelievable' achievement as 'cancelled' event raises almost €110,000

Relay For Life was scrapped due to Covid-19 but still a success

Close

Oliver Murphy and his mum Catherine at the Relay for Life coffee morning in St Joseph’s GAA Grounds

Oliver Murphy and his mum Catherine at the Relay for Life coffee morning in St Joseph’s GAA Grounds

Team Murphy’s Power in Ashfield Drive in Wexford taking part in Relay for Life on Saturday

Team Murphy’s Power in Ashfield Drive in Wexford taking part in Relay for Life on Saturday

/

Oliver Murphy and his mum Catherine at the Relay for Life coffee morning in St Joseph’s GAA Grounds

Wexford Relay for Life took place online last weekend but there was nothing virtual about the money raised, with more than €109,500 collected for the Irish Cancer Society, surpassing all the expectations of the organisers.

The 24-hour relay couldn't take place in Pairc Charman due to Covid-19 and the committee made the tough decision to cancel. To keep the spirit of the event alive and raise vital funds for Cancer Society services, it was decided to organise a Virtual Relay instead to minimise contact and keep people safe with an original fundraising target set at €55,000.

The figure reached €109,500 and counting over the weekend, an achievement described as 'totally amazing' by the Relay for Life chairperson Gay Murphy, who thanked 'each and every one of the fantastic team for their effort and hard work in putting it together.'