Sponsored walk to revive annual Mayor’s Fund

Eamonn Wynne

Eamonn Wynne

A sponsored walk around Marlfield at the end of October will be the first fundraising event in an attempt to revive the annual Mayor’s Fund in Clonmel.

The fund, which has helped the needy of the town each Christmas for almost the past 100 years, was shelved last year because of the poor response to the appeal. The small amount of money collected was donated to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.

“This is the 92nd year of the Mayor’s Fund and it would be terrible to leave it collapsed” says the Mayor Billy Shoer.

“So many people depend on the fund each Christmas especially widows, pensioners and lone parents”, he added.

The sponsored walk will leave St. Mary’s Church in Irishtown after 12 noon Mass on Sunday, October 28th and will proceed around Marlfield and back to town, a distance of around 5 or 6 kilometres.

Cllr. Shoer says that everyone is welcome to join the walk and sponsorship cards are available by contacting him at 086-1518247 or Deputy Mayor Teresa Ryan at 087-7685881.

He hopes that the local business community and the people of the town will support the annual appeal and that the fundraising walk might even become an annual event.