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. 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.
Annual Charity Car Wash by Members of Kilkee Fire Brigade takes place Saturday 27th January from 12-4pm, at the Square in Kilkee. All proceeds donated to the West Clare Mini Marathon Cancer Care Centre.
Sincere thanks to Cathal Talty and staff of Talty Stores Lissycasey, for their marvellous donation of €650.00 to the West Clare Cancer Centre here in Kilkee from their ‘Movember’ fundraiser held in November 2017. Your continued commitment to the Charity is greatly appreciated. Sincere thanks to you all!
A massive “Thank You” to Keelin Power and Caoimhe, Naoise, Eorann, Fionn & Muireann Hegarty, for their marathon 8 hour fundraiser (with just a short break for dinner!) on St. Stephen’s Day in aid of the West Clare Mini Marathon Cancer Care Centre.
Our “SUPER SIX”, armed with their musical instruments and radiating an infectious enthusiasm for their mission, performed angelically and charmed their way into the homes and hearts of the occupants in, and around Kildysart and Labasheeda.
Fionn, nominated as Master of Coin for the day, shook his collection bucket with relish, reminding everybody that beautiful and all as the music was, it was not a free concert!!!!
Thanks also of course to mothers Valerie Hegarty and Roisin Power for accompanying their little caped crusaders. We are extremely grateful to all of you!
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14th ANNUAL GORTGLASS LAKE CHRISTMAS DAY SWIM 2017 will take place on Christmas Day at 12pm sharp. The group so far have raised in excess of €75,000.00 for cancer care services – a truly tremendous achievement by local people in a small, West Clare community. Join John O’Connell and his brave band of ‘everyday heroes’ as they prepare to take the plunge on Christmas Day for the continued provision of cancer services in West Clare.
No registration is necessary and donations are welcome on the day. For more information, contact John O’Connell on (087) 9672441.
The second Annual West Clare Charity Concert – Voices For Cancer – takes place on Thursday 30th November, at St. Mary’s Church, Carrigaholt, at 7:30pm. Tickets are €10.00 and will be available at the door on the night. All proceeds are being donated to the West Clare Mini Marathon Cancer Care Centre in Kilkee. For further information or to purchase tickets, contact Mags Keane on (086) 8886820.
Following last year’s hugely successful concert in St. Mary’s Church, Carrigaholt, the 2nd Annual West Clare Charity Concert – Voices For Cancer, in aid of the West Clare Mini Marathon Cancer Care Centre will take place on Thursday, 30th November in St. Mary’s Church, Carrigaholt, at 7:30pm. Tickets are €10.00 and will be available at the door on the night. If you would like to reserve your ticket, contact Mags Keanes bar carrigaholt on (086) 8886820. Come along and enjoy a night of mellifluous sounds to soothe the soul – all in aid of a great cause!
CALLING ALL CARD SHARKS!!!!!
The West Clare Cancer Group’s 5th Annual Poker Classic in aid of the West Clare Mini Marathon Cancer Care Centre takes place in the Westbridge Bar, Miltown Malbay, on Sunday 5th of November 2017, at 7:00pm. Tickets are €25.00 each and are available from the Cancer Centre in Corry Lane, Kilkee. For more information, contact ourselves on (065) 9060762 or Matt Keating on (086) 6049444.