Lions Club walk to benefit Clancy Festival

Carrick-on-Suir Lions Club decided to support several worthy organisations at its April meeting.

Carrick-on-Suir Lions Club decided to support several worthy organisations at its April meeting.

President Maria Madden read correspondence from various groups seeking support and it was agreed to donate to the Pilgrimage Trust celebrating its 40th anniversary this year.

The Trust is sending eleven local children to Lourdes at Easter.

It was also agreed to support Brother Columbanus Foundation, which is a ‘home from home’ accommodation for families of patients in Cork Hospital.

Other bodies supported were St. Paul’s Church of Ireland, Piltown, Foroige and an upcoming Education Course Youth Project in Ballylynch. President Maria urged support for the club’s main fundraiser -the annual walk to Glencomeragh on Wednesday, May 25.

This year’s walk will leave from Ormond Castle at 6.30pm and transport will be available for the return journey.

The main beneficiary of the walk this year will be the upcoming Clancy Brothers Musical Festival and cards are available form the President or any Lions Club member.

John Butler reported on his visit to the Solas Centre for Cancer Support in Waterford and his attendance at a meeting of Waterford Lions Club.

Stephanie Cleary was selected as Vice President to replace Maria Madden when her term is completed.