In spite of losing a huge chunk of his usual support to a similar vintage vehicle event in Kilflynn on Sunday, June 18th. Noel O’Connor is confident that the ‘take’ from the day will exceed the €3,000 mark.
“We didn’t realise at the time we organised the Castleisland Vintage Run that we’d be clashing with Kilflynn – but we still got great support at the start in Ballymac on the day.
An Earlier Slot
“We’re going to talk to the organisers in Kilflynn and we’ll look then at moving our event to an earlier slot in the year,” said Noel.
Noel has been fundraising for cancer related charities since he got his feet back on the ground after he underwent a life-saving operation in Cork in 1999.
“I’m glad to say we’re heading for the three thousand (€3,000) mark in our fundraising for the Kerry/Cork Health Link Bus and I’m very thankful to all the vintage vehicle owners who turned up to support us on the day.
“We’ll be having a cheque presentation session at The Halfway Bar some evening soon and all will be invited back,” said Noel.
The fact that last year’s event raised €4,661 is the main reason for the rethink on a reschedule of the date.
The Cash for Ash prize-winner of a trailer of dried, ash firewood was Christina Stack from Lixnaw and she had her prize delivered to her door on Monday evening by Noel O’Connor’s son, Frank.
For more on the Kerry Cancer Support Group / Kerry /Cork Health Link Bus simply click on the link here: http://www.kerrycancersupport.com
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