New Hospice Walk Route Worked – Even in the Rain

Good Friday Morning Hospice Walk 14-4-2017

A vital piece of equipment on a bad Good Friday morning as a thick mist enveloped the gathering of walkers/joggers at the start of the Kerry Hospice Foundation Walk in Castleisland. ©Photograph: John Reidy

The AGM of the Castleisland Branch of the Kerry Hospice Foundation, earlier this year, heard that a total of €20,126.00 had been raised locally over the course 2016.

This figure was transferred to the foundation and, as with all money collected for the foundation in Kerry,  it is spent on services within the county.

Importance of Fundraising

Chairman, Jack Shanahan highlighted the importance of fundraising in the area. He encouraged members to get the word out that the branch would welcome the support of any groups considering fundraising of almost any kind.

Now it seems that the switch in the route of the annual Good Friday Morning Walk worked well as a move in its revival.

Many Other Possibilities

“We found that a lot of people were not able for the more hilly Cragg / Churchtown route and the Black Road opened up the walk to many other possibilities.For example, even in spite of the heavy mist we still had a lot of moms and dads with babies and small children in buggies.

“That’s the kind of involvement we want to encourage and that’s why we changed the route this year,” said Castleisland branch Chairman, Jack Shanahan.

The yield from Friday’s walk is at around the €2,000 mark and there is still some money to come in.

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

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