Tipperary support for Cystic Fibrosis appeal

A cheque presentation from the 2012 annual charitable event, ‘The Aherlow Hotel Moonlight’ was handed over to the Tipperary, Limerick and Clare for Cystic Fibrosis (T.L.C.4.C.F.) charity at a recent event at Aherlow House hotel.

A cheque presentation from the 2012 annual charitable event, ‘The Aherlow Hotel Moonlight’ was handed over to the Tipperary, Limerick and Clare for Cystic Fibrosis (T.L.C.4.C.F.) charity at a recent event at Aherlow House hotel.

Katie Murphy, Regional Development Officer for T.L.C.4.C.F. was delighted to accept the cheque for €13,501 from the ‘The Aherlow Hotel Moonlight Walk’ team.

Ms Murphy expressed how as a person with Cystic Fibrosis, she fully understands and appreciates the benefits and support of Cystic Fibrosis services.

“As you may have seen in recent media coverage the sod has officially been turned on our Capital project; the construction of a new adult in-patient and outpatient unit at the Mid Western Regional Hospital in Limerick,” explained Ms Murphy. “All funds raised by the Aherlow Walk will contribute to the provision of life-changing equipment for patients living with Cystic Fibrosis. The T.L.C.4.C.F. organisation relies entirely on the support and generosity of the public. So we really appreciate this great support given through the Aherlow Hotel Moonlight Walk.”

The Tipperary, Limerick and Clare for Cystic Fibrosis is a regional branch of the Cystic Fibrosis Association of Ireland, dedicated to improving services for people with Cystic Fibrosis living in the mid-west of Ireland. Since its launch in 2008, the branch has made significant advancements in raising awareness of CF in the region and improving hospital facilities for people with CF living in the Tipperary, Clare and Limerick areas.

Laura Sweeney, Marketing and Sales at Aherlow House hotel was very pleased with this year’s fund-raising. “We are delighted with the continued support for the Moonlight Aalk and it creates a real feel-good-factor when funds are raised for local charities.”

Over the past number of years, the Aherlow House Hotel Moonlight Walk has raised significant funds for various charities, including; the Marie Keating Foundation and The Jack & Jill Foundation.

The annual Aherlow Hotel Moonlight walk includes a traditional open-air concert on the balcony of Aherlow House with the CJ Kickham Brass & Reed Band followed by the emotional ‘Balloon Wish’ followed by the walk through the woodland area taking approximately one hour. It finishes back at the Aherlow House with each participant being rewarded with a glass of pink champagne, refreshments and participation in the after walk party and dancing into the night.

Cystic Fibrosis is Ireland’s most common life-threatening inherited disease. Approximately 1 in 19 people are carriers of the CF gene and where two carriers parent a child together, there is a 1 in 4 chance of the baby being born with Cystic Fibrosis. There are approximately 1,300 CF patients in Ireland at present and Ireland has the highest proportion of people with CF in the world. For further information visit www.tlc4cf.com.