A life saving defibrillator is to be provided for the village of Ballyneale soon thanks to the fundraising efforts of the local national school and a generous €900 donation from Clonmel Veteran, Vintage & Classic Car Club.
The funds were raised following the Club’s vintage charity fun run in the area on Sunday, October 7 and were presented to Ballyneale NS Principal Michael McHale at Josie O’Neill’s Pub on October 13.
Clonmel Veteran Vintage & Classic Car Club Chairman Michael Lavin thanked local members Oliver and Margaret Dunne for all the hard work they put into organising the charity run and all who participated and supported the event.
The Club’s Assistant PRO Michael Comerford and Secretary Michael Murphy reported a successful year for the Club with €22,821 being raised and donated to local charities.
Ballyneale NS Principal Michael McHale announced that the school’s fundraising project, supported by parents, pupils, teachers and the local community over the year with this generous donation had now reached its target to buy the defibrillator.
“I sincerely thank the Clonmel Veteran Vintage & Classic Car Club members for their generous donation towards a most worthy cause, and to each and everyone of you for your kindness,” he said.
Michael also thanked Oliver and Margaret Dunne for their drive to raise the funds and described them as ‘pillars of our community’.
Clonmel Veteran,Vintage & Classic Car Club thank all who helped and supported them over the year, particularly the volunteers and the public, who supported the events.