ABI Ireland says ‘thank you’

On Thursday evening last members of the Order of Malta, Cashel/Clonmel branches, Rock Rebel Motor Bike Club and ABI Ireland Cycling Committee gathered in Kearney’s Castle Hotel for the presentation of a cheque from the very successful cycle event which took place on March 26, from Cashel to Waterford in aid of ABI Ireland.

On Thursday evening last members of the Order of Malta, Cashel/Clonmel branches, Rock Rebel Motor Bike Club and ABI Ireland Cycling Committee gathered in Kearney’s Castle Hotel for the presentation of a cheque from the very successful cycle event which took place on March 26, from Cashel to Waterford in aid of ABI Ireland.

Fifty seven cyclists took part on the day and the total amount raised was €4,803.

All moneys from the event will be used to provide much needed rehabilitation services for people living with an acquired brain injury, within the region.

Mary Heffernan, regional manager with ABI Ireland, thanked all those involved, particularly Katie and Thomas Cunningham who organised the event and worked very hard to make it such a success. “In difficult economic times the spirit of volunteerism and generosity from the local community is heartening.”

This event would not have been the success it was without the kindness and generosity of the local businesses who donated a range of refreshments and spot prizes for the day. The organisers would very much like to express their sincere thanks to the following: Seamus Mulcahy, Pat Holleran, Sue Larkin, who provided confectionery, Tom Cunningham Snr, James Cunningham, The Bake House, Morrissey’s Super Value, Buckley’s Spar, The Punters Rest, Cahir, The Apple Farm, Cashel Heritage Centre, Cahir Gardai, Order of Malta Cashel/Clonmel branch’s, Tesco’s, Super Value Kilkenny, Spafield Family Resource Centre, J.J Carroll’s, Tipperary Town, World Wide Cycles Clonmel and Rock Rebel Motor Bike Club. A big thank you to the members of Cashel Brass Band who provided music on the day.

Approximately 10,000 people suffer from a head injury in Ireland each year, and face a dramatically altered life thereafter. For further information, contact ABI Ireland staff on 062 64544 in the Town Hall, Main St, Cashel.