Lions step it out for fundraising walk

Carrick-on-Suir Lions Club’s annual fundraising walk takes place this Wednesday at 6.30pm from Ormonde Castle to Glencomeragh House Retreat Centre.

Carrick-on-Suir Lions Club’s annual fundraising walk takes place this Wednesday at 6.30pm from Ormonde Castle to Glencomeragh House Retreat Centre.

There will be a prayer service and refreshments at the retreat centre for participants.

Transport will be available for the return journey and also for anyone going to Glencomeragh but unable to complete the walk.

Plans for the walk were finalised at the Club’s May meeting at which club members dealt with several local and international fundraising projects.

The Children’s Pilgrimage Trust thanked the Club for its generous contribution towards bringing young people from the area to Lourdes during Easter Week.

Local adult carers travelled to assist the children and all enjoyed the special atmosphere of Lourdes.

Donations were made towards the restoration of St. Paul’s Church of Ireland, Piltown and to volunteers travelling to South Africa to build homes for local people living in shacks in the townships near Capetown.

The Capetown House Building Trust, founded by Niall Mellon, has housed more than 80,000 people in South Africa.

The Club’s secretary was sponsored for the Dublin Women’s Mini-Marathon in June in aid of the Irish Hospice Movement.

Other items on the agenda at the meeting included updates on the Trabolgan annual holiday and the fundraising golf classic.

A new project at St. Bridget’s Hospital was also discussed.

President Marie Madden was congratulated on her efficient chairing of the meeting, which concluded within the hour, and Stephanie Keating was confirmed as Vice President.