Susan Shea, O'Shea's Garage Kilrush, is participating in the VHI Women's Mini Marathon on Sunday June 3rd 2018, to raise funds for the West Clare Cancer Centre in Kilkee. Susan will have sponsorship cards in the garage in Kilrush and in various other locations around town, or, you can donate to her fundraising page on iDonate.ie

Vhi WOMENS MINI MARATHON
The Vhi Women's Mini Marathon, an annual 10k charity road race, occurs each June bank holiday weekend in Dublin and is the largest Women's event of its kind in the world.

In 1983, the inaugural event had 9,000 women entering and the event reached a record attendance in 2014 with over 41,000 women taking part. The event has grown in popularity as women have taken more interest in their own health and fitness. A staggering 1 million women have entered the event over its 35 years.

Hundreds of charities are also big winners. In 2017, it is estimated that €9.3m was raised on the day for charities, bringing the estimated total raised, since the race started, to more than €210m. 

The women decide themselves which charity they will support and many local causes gain vital funds from the event. It is now the largest one day charity event in the country.

 

 

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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Ann Maher Annual Benefit Dance

Ann Maher Annual Benefit Dance to mark 10th Anniversary.

Organised by Racher Maher, family and friends. Music by Dave Cullivan and Mountain Dew. Dancing from 9:30pm to 12:30am.  Proceeds to the West Clare Cancer Centre, Kilkee.

TWENTIETH ANNUAL WEST CLARE MINI MARATHON Sunday 25th February 2018!!!!!!

20th WEST CLARE MINI MARATHON SUNDAY 25th FEBRUARY 2018.
As we prepare for the 20th Annual West Clare Mini Marathon, 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. It truly is a remarkable achievement 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.  PEOPLE HELPING PEOPLE.

ANNUAL VINTAGE CAR RUN SUNDAY 4th FEBRUARY 2018 RAISES €800.00 FOR WEST CLARE CANCER CENTRE!!!!!

ANNUAL VINTAGE CAR RUN SUNDAY 4th FEBRUARY 2018
RAISES €800.00 FOR WEST CLARE CANCER CENTRE!!!!!
Sincere thanks to Gerry O’Dea & colleagues for their fantastic donation on foot of their 9th Annual Cranny-Coolmeen-Cooraclare Vintage Car Run Fundraiser. We really do appreciate your generosity and commitment to our Charity. Thanks also to the Hilltop Bar Coolmeen for providing refreshments on the day.

BOXING CLEVER – SOCKIN’ IT TO CANCER & RAISING €1000.00 FOR THE WEST CLARE CANCER CENTRE!

BOXING CLEVER – SOCKIN’ IT TO CANCER & RAISING €1000.00 FOR THE WEST CLARE CANCER CENTRE!
Sincere thanks to Frank Downes, Church Road, Miltown Malbay, for turning his 50th Birthday Party celebrations into an impromptu fundraiser for the West Clare Mini Marathon Cancer Care Centre. The Malbay Bar, complete with inflatable boxing ring, hosted the knock-out event which saw the birthday boy and his sparring partner Barry Kelly, throw a few shapes, and some punches, all in the name of charity. Huge thanks again to Deirdre and Vincent Downes of The Malbay Bar, to Frank Downes and everybody involved.

TRUMP INTERNATIONAL GOLF CLUB DOONBEG GOLF CLASSIC RAISES €4,500.00 for West Clare Cancer Centre!

TRUMP INTERNATIONAL GOLF CLUB DOONBEG GOLF CLASSIC RAISES €4,500.00 for West Clare Cancer Centre!
Sincere thanks to Joe russell, General Manager of Trump International Doonbeg, to Kevin Kenny, Pro Shop Manager and organiser of the golf classic fundraiser, to Eileen Deloughery and all staff members who contributed to making the day the success that it was, and of course, to the players who took part.
We deeply appreciate your generosity and commitment to the Charity.

CLONDRINA WREN BOYS DONATE €1,000.00 TO WEST CLARE CANCER CENTRE!!!

CLONDRINA WREN BOYS DONATE €1,000.00 TO WEST CLARE CANCER CENTRE
HUGE THANKS to the Clondrina Wren Boys and to Joseph and Claire McMahon, Cranny, Kilrush Co. Clare, for their amazing donation of €1,000.00 to the West Clare Mini Marathon Cancer Care Centre. The Charity was just one of a number of beneficiaries of the Clondrina Wren Boy’s long-standing Annual Stephen’s Day Fundraiser, and we deeply appreciate your generosity. Thank you all sincerely!

14th ANNUAL GORTGLASS LAKE CHRISTMAS DAY SWIM 2017 RAISES €4185.00 FOR WEST CLARE CANCER CENTRE!!!!!

14th ANNUAL GORTGLASS LAKE CHRISTMAS DAY SWIM 2017 RAISES €4185.00 FOR WEST CLARE CANCER CENTRE!!!!!
Huge thanks to West Clare Mini Marathon stalwart John O Connell and his Gortglass Christmas Day Swim colleagues for their fantastic donation of €4185.00 to the West Clare Cancer Centre, Kilkee. The group’s tireless fundraising efforts have resulted in close to €80,000.00 donated to the cause over the past 14 years – a phenomenal achievement by local people in a small, West Clare community whose effervescence and ebullience remain unsurpassed. John’s altruism does not end in the waters of Gortglass Lake on Christmas Day – long after he has retired his swimming trunks for another year, it’s back to business as he walks, runs & hikes his way through the year ahead, all in aid of charitable causes. Truly the embodiment of philanthropy and selflessness.

9th Annual Cranny-Coolmeen-Cooraclare Vintage Car Run Fundraiser

9th Annual Cranny-Coolmeen-Cooraclare Vintage Car Run Fundraiser. This year’s beneficiary will be the West Clare Mini Marathon Cancer Care Centre. Participants will register from 10:30am at the Hilltop Bar in Coolmeen, and will start at 12pm sharp – through Killimer, into Kilrush, up to the West Clare Railway for refreshments before embarking on the last leg of the journey back to Coolmeen, for more refreshments and entertainment. For more details, contact Gerry O’Dea on (087) 6236906.

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