Wanted: Walkers / Fun Runners For Hospice Walk

Collecting on Good Friday morning 2016 were from left: Liz Galwey, Marian O'Connor, Audrey O'Mahony-O'Sullivan, Eileen Murphy and Tess Fitzgerald. ©Photograph: John Reidy 25/03/2016
Collecting at the Good Friday morning Hospice Walk 2016 were from left: Liz Galwey, Marian O’Connor, Audrey O’Mahony-O’Sullivan, Eileen Murphy and Tess Fitzgerald. ©Photograph: John Reidy 25/03/2016

A reminder that the Castleisland branch of the Kerry Hospice Foundation is appealing to the people of the locality to come out at 11am this morning in support of the foundation, its work and building programme.

The organisers have changed the route for the near 20 year old, annual event and they estimate that this Good Friday Morning Hospice Walk will take less than an hour to complete.

An Hour to Spare

If you have an hour to spare later this morning grab the coat and head for the old library for the walk – which will start there at the usual time of 11am.

Only this year it won’t be heading off up the hill towards Cragg – but around the much flatter, less taxing Black Road route.

Fun runners and walkers from this and neighbouring parishes are being invited to take part and help raise funds for the foundation and its services.

Make a Donation

While sponsorship cards were available for the walk, participants can also simply make a donation to any of the collectors at the start this morning and head off on the walk.

The new route will bring the walkers down past the community centre.

It will then veer left at Garvey’s SuperValu and on for Killarney Road and on up through the town to the finish.

The walk is one of the major fundraisers for the society each year.

New in-Patient Unit

Members of the Castleisland branch urge you to come out and walk – or run if you prefer and it will all take just under and hour of your time.

All funds raised in Kerry for Hospice remain in Kerry and so your contribution will go directly towards the cost of the new in-patient unit which is now well underway at Kerry University Hospital.

You can get more information on the Kerry Hospice Foundation with a click on the link here: http://easydesign.macmate.me/kerryhospice/Welcome.html