GETTING READY TO ROCK 'N' ROLL - 7th ANNUAL WEST CLARE TRACTOR RUN Sunday 14th JULY 2019!

It's almost that time of year again when Pats Hassett and Team West do what they do best - blaze a trail from carrigaholt to kilbaha, ensuring the continued provision of cancer care services for the people of West Clare. Carrigaholt will host the 7th Annual West Clare Tractor Run in aid of the West Clare Mini Marathon Cancer Care Centre on Sunday 14th July with registration taking place in Keanes bar carrigaholt at 12 noon. €20.00 per tractor. 
Participants will depart at 1pm sharp and enjoy refreshments, music and a raffle in Morrisseys Pub, Carrigaholt upon their return. Come along and enjoy a great family day out - all for a great cause.

 

10th ANNUAL MULLAGH TRACTOR RUN IN MEMORY OF MATTIE McINERNEY & MICHAEL FLYNN - SUNDAY 21st JULY 2019

The 10th Annual Mullagh Memorial Tractor Run commemorating the lives and legacies of the late Mattie McInerney and Michael Flynn will take place on Sunday 21st July, departing Mullagh sports-field at 2:30pm to Ennistymon Graveyard. €20.00 per tractor. Music with the Hazzards followed by a disco in Michael A's Miltown Malbay. Raffle on the night also. All proceeds will be donated to the West Clare Mini Marathon Cancer Care Centre Kilkee.

For further information, contact Mary T Mc Inerney on (086) 1012857.
Your commitment and dedication to the West Clare Cancer Centre is greatly appreciated!

 

 

Come along to Tescos Kilrush on Friday 21st June next and peruse the beautiful crafts on display, home-made by Teresa Connolly and her 'Crafty Friends', all in aid of the West Clare Mini Marathon Cancer Care Centre. There will also be a raffle on the day, giving some lucky person the opportunity to take home their very own delightful Paddington Bear! For more information, contact Teresa on (086) 3477616.

 

HERE COME THE GIRLS.............................
A BIG SHOUT-OUT TO Brigid Crawford and her daughter Róisín Ní Eithir, Lisdoonvarna, as they ready themselves to join over 30,000 females in Dublin on Sunday June 2nd in the 37th Annual VHI Women's Mini Marathon. Our ultra-glamorous mother and daughter duo are participating in the event to raise funds for the West Clare Mini Marathon Cancer Care Centre and we are very grateful to them. Brigid and Roisin will have sponsorship cards for people wishing to contribute to their fundraising efforts.

The 10K event, which commences at 2pm, will start in Fitzwilliam Square and finish in Baggot Street.
The Vhi Women's Mini Marathon is the largest all women's event of its kind in the world. The first Women’s Mini Marathon began in Dublin in 1983 with 9,000 entrants, it has grown in popularity and the event now hosts approximately 30,000 women on the June bank holiday weekend. Women from across the 32 counties of Ireland, U.K. and Europe take part each year to raise vital funds for their chosen charities and causes.

The Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon is a world class sporting event and is dedicated to helping women across Ireland to achieve their fitness goals. The mini-marathon has become an important part of Irish culture and a celebration for Irish women age 14 to 65 and over. The event caters for women who wish to walk or jog for fun while also catering for competitive runners.

Indeed, it is not only women who have benefited from the event, but the charities are also the big winners. In 2018 it is estimated that over €7.5 million was raised by the participants bringing the total since the race started in 1983 to over €217 million. All charities benefit as it is the women themselves who decide who they will support and many local causes gain vital revenue from the event.

 

O'CURRY'S GAA CLUB FUNDRAISER IN AID OF THE WEST CLARE CANCER CENTRE - SATURDAY 1st JUNE
O’Currys GAA Club are hosting a 5K Walk/Run fundraiser on Saturday 1st of June next, in aid of the 
West Clare Mini Marathon Cancer Care Centre. Registration is €20.00 and will take place at Keanes bar carrigaholt from 5:45pm, with the event itself commencing at 7pm.
Please support this worthy cause. 
All are welcome! 🏃🏻‍♂️🔰

 

THE ROUTE MAY HAVE CHANGED BUT THE GOAL REMAINS THE SAME!
The only constant in life is change and while the route for the Annual West Clare Mini Marathon has changed to the coast road walk in Kilkee, the goal of raising funds for the retention of cancer care services in West Clare remains the same, and the work to achieve that goal goes on.

 

YOU ALL PLAY SUCH A HUGE PART - WE HOPE YOU WILL AGAIN! 

Huge thanks to to everybody who took part in the 21st Annual West Clare Mini Marathon on Sunday 27th January last, for your goodwill, tireless efforts, and commitment and dedication to the retention of vital cancer care services for the people of West Clare - year in and year out - we could not do this without you.

We applaud and acknowledge our 'West Clare Cancer Centre family' for your unremitting, unrelenting, deep-rooted desire to keep this ship afloat in the midst of emigration, economic downturn and the everyday trials and tribulations that face us all.
What has been achieved over the past 21 years because of your inherent goodness is truly remarkable. The lifeblood of any organisation is it's footsoldiers, so we say 'thank you' to each and everyone of you, for your tireless efforts as we continue our campaign against cancer, together.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

of the Provision of Cancer Care Services for the People of West Clare!

 The sun may have set on an amazing day and another marathon, but as we look back on the achievements of the group over the past twenty years; from the provision of funding for palliative care in Ennistymon General Hospital and in Regina House in Kilrush, to its daily support services such as transport for chemotherapy and radiotherapy appointments, counselling, complementary therapies, pilgrimage funding, and the provision of palliative aids for patients' home use - we realise that the fight continues and the work goes on.  Because it needs to.  By 2020, 1 in 2 of us will be affected by cancer.  A sobering thought and an unfortunate reality.

What has been achieved by the inhabitants of West Clare Communities uniting and working together, forging their own paths in achieving and retaining these vital services for West Clare is nothing short of extraordinary - so take a bow, each and everyone of you - the life-blood of the West Clare Mini Marathon, without whose generosity of spirit and tireless endeavours we could not exist.  The beating heart of any charity is its foot soldiers - the unsung heroes who take one dimensional ideals on paper and turn them into 3D living reality.

To each and everyone of you, thank you sincerely for your commitment and dedication to the West Clare Mini Marathon Cancer Care Centre.

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

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