Wednesday 17 January 2018

Community continuing to raise funds for Martin family

A fundraising treasure hunt will be held for the Martin family of Rathnew on Easter Sunday, April 16, in Clara Vale between 1pm and 5.30pm.

Both Leslie and Lynda Martin's sons, Cathal and Ciaran, have the rare condition metachromatic leukodystrophy and €250,000 needs to be raised to help with treatment one-year-old Ciaran is receiving over in Italy.

An afternoon of fun and activities will take place with a treasure hunt through the picturesque Clara Vale Wood as the main event. The wood is being transformed with magical lands and creatures for this special day.

Those attending will follow a glittery trail to find Dilly the Dragon.

They will explore various areas in the wood such as Dilly's Den, the Land of Lollipops and Fairyland.

The children from Laragh school have done an amazing job on painting props and many other volunteers have made this very special fundraising event possible.

Tea, coffee and refreshments and various raffles and activities will be help back in the Old School in Clara Vale afterwards.

Registration for the treasure hunt is €5 per person or €20 per family.

Bag collections will take place at Tesco Wicklow from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on April 21 and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on April 22.

Healy's Mini-Mart have organised a coffee morning for Friday, April 14, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m..

A 'Get Moving for the Martins' 5k run and walk fundraiser takes place at Avondale Forest Park on Sunday, May 7, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m..

Wicklow People

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