Christian Flannery Benefit Fund launched

Christian Flannery benefit

Christian Flannery benefit

A committee has been formed to raise some much-needed funds for the family of the late Christian Flannery, Clerihan. The funds will go towards alleviating Christian’s parents of the financial burden that has been placed upon them in this most difficult time. Paddy and Katriona have not worked in some time and it is understandable they will not be returning to full-time work anytime soon.

Christian’s parents eventually agreed to hold a Benefit Night at Clonmel Greyhound Track on Sunday, August 4 only on the basis that a significant contribution would be made to Temple Street Children’s Hospital. Neighbours, friends and members of the local community and sporting clubs that the family is actively involved with are delighted to be afforded the opportunity to show their solidarity with them in this time of need.

7 year-old Christian was seriously injured while galloping greyhounds with his father at home on May 20 and unfortunately he passed away on June 19. Christian fought for his life for four weeks, with his parents maintaining a constant vigil at his bedside. The staff at Temple Street Hospital became very attached to Christian and went beyond the call of duty in their efforts to save his life but it was not to be.

People can support the benefit night by either buying a €10 ticket, which includes entrance to the dogs and entry into a free draw, or you can buy a €20 ticket for the buster race, with the winner receiving €1000.

Tickets are available by contacting any of the following numbers - 087-6122765; 086-2520715; or 052-6135194. A night at the dogs is a great night out for all the family and there will be entertainment for the children, live music and a barbecue.