A fundraising night will be held in Ryan’s pub in Clerihan on Friday, June 7 to raise funds for a 670km Malin Head to Mizen Head cycling challenge.
In July a group of nine local cyclists will set out to cycle from Malin Head, Co. Donegal, to Mizen Head, Co. Cork via Clonmel.
The aim is to raise funds for two, voluntary run, Clonmel support groups. C.A.R.E. Cancer Support and Clonmel Stroke Support Group.
All accommodation and food expenses is being paid for by the cyclists themselves and the cycling kit, sponsorship cards and travel expenses have being sponsored by Clonmel Credit Union.
Therefore 100% of the funds raised will be split between these two very worthy organisations. You can make a donation either on-line on their website www.clonmelcu.com, or donate at the counter in the Clonmel or Fethard branch.
A great night is promised with music, food, a raffle and some special guest entertainers. The evening kicks off at 9:30.
The C.A.R.E. Centre aims to provide emotional support and practical help to people who have or have had cancer, their family and friends. Services provided include, emotional support, information, support groups, complementary and relaxation therapies, and counselling referrals. All services are provided free of charge and provided in the strictest confidence. Clonmel Stroke Support Group, which takes place on the first Tuesday of every month at 8pm in the new St. Olivers community centre, is the brain child of Gemma McLaughlin and Sandra Hickey. It was founded by the two nurses, out of a real need for such a group, for people from Clonmel and its surrounding area, who have been affected by stroke. It offers support, advice and information to family members, carers and stroke survivors themselves. This group is very much in its infancy stages and needs our support.