Members of the ad-hoc committee and friends presenting the proceeds of the 2016 Paudie Fitzmaurice Memorial Tractor and Vintage Run to Theresa Walsh of University Hospital Kerry at Hughes’ Bar on Saturday night.
The group would like to thank once again most sincerely all the farmers, tractor drivers and vintage enthusiasts who took part in the run on Sunday, September 11th this year.
They also wish to thank all the businesses who supported them most generously.
“This support is what makes the tractor run such a fantastic success. The proceeds of this year’s Paudie Fitzmaurice Memorial Tractor and Vintage Run was a truly amazing €9,507.73. Go raibh maith agaibh go léir,” said a group spokesperson.
History of the Run
“The continuing success of the event has shown the regard with which the late Paudie and his family are held within the community. He was a much loved, extremely popular local taxi driver and character who died on May 27th. 2012 in a tragic road accident,” according to a spokesman for the organisers.
Born and raised in Brosna, Paudie lived and worked in Castleisland with his wife, Mary and young family at the time of his sad passing.
He was known far and wide and is sadly missed by his immediate family and many friends.
“The Paudie Fitzmaurice Memorial Tractor and Vintage Run members are very proud to be associated with the run in support of the Chemotherapy Unit at University Hospital Kerry,” said the spokesperson.
Out Patient Service
The Oncology/Chemotherapy Day Unit at the hospital is a five-day Monday to Friday out-patient service. The service provides patient care to ensure that those who develop cancer receive effective and efficient nursing care and that their quality of life is enhanced to the greatest extent possible.
The day unit service offers support to patients who experience complications arising from their cancer diagnosis and from the treatment by offering appropriate emotional, social and psychological support for patients and their families.
The unit treated over 4,000 patients in 2015. In the first six months of this year 2,500 patients attended University Hospital Kerry for cancer treatment.
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